Senator Palumbo Hosts Riverhead Blood Drive

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Senator Anthony Palumbo (R,C-New Suffolk) in coordination with the New York Blood Center and Jamesport Farm Brewery is hosting a blood drive at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead, NY on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. All blood donors will receive a voucher to Jamesport Farm Brewery and donors under 21 years old will receive a free t-shirt.

“The COVID pandemic has put tremendous strains on our blood centers, and they are in urgent need of donors,” said Senator Palumbo. “If you are eligible to give blood, and would like to help out the community in these tough times, please make an appointment today. Your donation could be a lifesaver.”

Appointments are preferred for this event 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.

Questions should be directed to Megan Heckman at Senator Palumbo’s office at (631) 473-1461 or