West Haverstraw, NY – Helen Hayes Hospital will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 11am – 5pm. Eligible participants must be age 16 or older, in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated whole blood in the last 56 days or made an ALYX donation in the last 112 days. Donors over age 75 must present a doctor’s note and 16-year-olds must present a signed parental permission slip to participate. Donors are asked to eat and drink well before donating and must present photo or signature I.D. All eligible donors will receive a mini medical exam onsite, including information about their temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and hemoglobin level. No appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day. Please join HHH at the winter blood drive on December 18th and help give the gift of life. For more information, please call 845-786-4225. Visit www.nybloodcenter.org for parental permissions slips, donor eligibility information and more.