(Rockville Centre, NY) -- Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre invites and encourages members of the community to participate in a Blood Drive to support Long Island Blood Services to be held on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the CIJ conference area at Mercy.

Anyone between the ages of 17 and 75 who is in good health and weighs at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Healthy individuals over 75 can donate blood if they present written permission from their physician obtained within two weeks of their donation.

Donors should have eaten and should bring reading glasses and ID with signature, and know their Social Security number. For inforamation call Jeannie Jaeger at (516) 705-2589 and leave your name and phone number. PLEASE HELP SAVE LIVES … Become a blood donor.