Start the new year by giving the gift of life at Flanders Fire Department Headquarters on Saturday, Jan. 4 2020 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

According to the the Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. One donation of blood can save up to three lives. 

Hero sandwiches will be available for donors in thanks for their life saving efforts. 

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Julia-Anna Searson
Julia-Anna is a Riverhead native and a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, with a degree in Biology and minor in Anthropology. She currently lives in Cutchogue.