by Samantha Diaz
You may have recently read in a certain local newspaper that the blood donation center at Coney Island Hospital has shut down for good. Well, luckily for us residents, that’s not quite accurate.
A representative of the Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) told Sheepshead Bites on Monday that the blood donation center’s doors are only temporarily closed while they upgrade their protocol system. The hospital expects to have service back up, by appointment only, within the next few weeks. No word yet on if their blood donor room will reinstate walk-in donor services.
Until the service is up and running again, potential donors are urged to contact the New York Blood Center at 120 Lawrence Street, Brooklyn, or call (800) 933-8566.