Trifecta Blood Drive at Garden City Public Library

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Blood and platelet donors will receive Mets tickets as well a voucher for a pint of beer, wine, cider or a soft drink.

New York Blood Center recently announced a blood and platelet emergency.  The Garden City Public Library will be holding a blood drive on Wednesday, August 24, from 1 – 7 p.m. in the Large Meeting room on the lower level of the Library.

Due to the region’s ongoing heatwave, summer travel and a recent spike in COVID-19 cases have caused a significant decrease in donations over the past several weeks.  Area hospitals are in need of local residents’ help. How can you help? Register to donate. Every registered donor will benefit in three ways!

  1. Batter up and win! Every registered donor will receive a voucher for 2 free NY Mets tickets (electronic fulfillment). Prizes hold no cash value and are non-transferable.
  2. Tap into saving lives! Every registered donor will receive a voucher to redeem a free pint of beer, cider, wine or soft drink at their local participating brewery or restaurant. Dozens of establishments are participating in “Pint for a Pint” across the region. Prizes hold no cash value and are non-transferable.
  3. Give blood – save lives – feel good. Each donation can help to save up to three lives. Every 2 seconds someone needs blood – cancer patients, accident victims and many others need red blood cells, platelets and plasma every day, including weekends and holidays.

Appointments are strongly preferred, walk-ins are welcomed only if capacity permits. To schedule an appointment, please visit the Garden City Public Library website at, you can scan the QR code below with your phone and type in Garden City, click on the link below or you can also call 1-800-933-BLOOD to schedule an appointment or for any medical questions concerning blood donations.

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