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Braunstein to hold spring blood drive

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State Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) is sponsoring a spring blood drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center. The drive will take place April 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Long Island Rail Road Bayside station on Bell Boulevard and 41st Avenue.

All participants will receive a voucher for a free slice of pizza courtesy of Pete’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, at 39-26 Bell Blvd.

The eligibility criteria is as follows:

• Bring ID with photo or signature

• Minimum weight of 110 pounds

• Age 16 to 75, with 16 year olds needing parental permission and those aged 76 and over need doctor’s note

• Eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating

It is safe to donate blood every 56 days. For medical questions concerning blood donations, call 1-800-688-0900.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Braunstein’s office at 718-357-3588.

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