The Sayville Fire Department will host a blood drive on Tuesday, September 11th from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This year’s September 11th blood drive is held in memory of Honorary Captain Wilbur Ritter, who perished in the line of duty after responding to an alarm on Main Street in 2006 as well as those lost on 9/11/01.
Wilbur was the chairman of Sayville’s Blood Drive for about 20 years and donated 128 pints which amounts to 16 gallons of blood in his lifetime! This year’s goal is to match the number of pints Wilbur donated.
Over 800 pints of blood are needed every day to meet the needs of patients in Long Island hospitals. There are many times throughout the year that Long Island’s blood supply gets dangerously low and is in an emergency shortage situation. Many of us take for granted that it will be there when we need it.
If you’ve been a donor hero before, please stop by and donate. If you’ve never donated, please try it once. You will leave knowing that you are a hero and did your part to help save up to three lives and will probably decide to donate again and again! Call (631) 589-0189 for more information.