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Donate blood on Tuesday, March 3 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Riverhead Firehouse at 540 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead.

Every two seconds a person needs a blood donation and donated red blood cells only have a shelf life of 42 days.

To donate volunteers must be 16 to 75 years old, if under 17 bring a parental permission slip. All participants must bring a photo ID such as a driver’s license, school ID card, or passport.

For a full list of accepted forms of ID and other policies for donation, go to the NY Blood Center website.

To make an appointment, call Lauren at (631)369-9136. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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