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Community Synagogue to Host Super Bowl Sunday Blood Drive

Annual event runs Feb. 2 in Port Washington.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

The Brotherhood of Community Synagogue has announced plans for its annual  Super Bowl Sunday blood drive in Port Washington.

Walk-in donors are welcome at the event which takes place Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the synagogue, at 160 Middle Neck Rd.

All blood collected will be used by facilities in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties, according to event organizers. 

Each pint can treat as many as five different patients. 

According to Long Island Blood Services, the demand for blood is increasing yet the donations have not been keeping up with the need.  

Donors  age 16 and over, weighing a minimum of 110 pounds are welcome with photo or signature identification and social security number. Donors age 75 and over need doctor’s written permission.  

To schedule a donation appointment, call Jack Obadia at (212) 245-5373 or email: obadiainsurance@gmail.com.

For those who cannot make it to the event and would like to donate, call Long Island Blood at (800) 933-2566 to contribute to a local blood center, including the Lake Success facility on Marcus Avenue. Use the account number 3126 of The Community Synagogue Brotherhood to be part of the drive.  

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