Senator Palumbo Hosting Blood Drive that Hopes to Be a Home Run for Donors

March 26, 2021

State Capitol

Senator Anthony Palumbo (R,C - New Suffolk) in coordination with the New York Blood Center is hosting a blood drive at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead, NY on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. All blood donors will receive a free New York Mets t-shirt and be entered into a sweepstakes for a family 6-pack of tickets to a 2021 Mets game.

“With New York’s blood supply facing critical shortages, I am once again calling on the community to make a lifesaving donation and help their fellow Long Islanders in their time of need,” said Senator Anthony Palumbo. “Our last blood drive was a great success, collecting over 39 pints of blood which can go on to help the lives of up to 117 people. With the community’s continued support, I am confident we can help even more New Yorkers.”   

Appointments are encouraged and can be made at or by calling (646) 739-1927. The blood drive will be taking place in Tanger 1, Suite 301, which is between the stores Carter’s and Columbia.

Donors presenting should wear a face mask or covering. Additional COVID-19 protocols include: all participants having their temperature taken, donors must be symptom-free for at least 14 days if recovered from COVID-19, may not donate if they have tested positive or experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days, and may not donate if they are currently on self-quarantine restrictions. The blood drive will not be testing for COVID-19 so please contact your health care provider if you’d like to be tested.

For more information please contact Senator Palumbo’s District Office at (631) 473-1461 or via email at