I would like to stress the importance of donating blood. The donation of blood is a sign of social-consciousness; unless people are willing to donate blood, the health of communities suffers.
I'm grand knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911, and myself, Giuseppe Petruso, Joseph Stock and Martin Aversa, with the help of Boy Scout Troop 153, run two blood drives a year at St. Anastasia in Douglaston.
Would you like to save three lives? Giving one pint of blood does just that. Our next blood drive is November 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Father Smith Hall at 45-14 245th Street.
The need for blood is constant. Did you know that our local hospitals need 2,000 pints a day? This is a great opportunity to give the gift of life by donating blood. You will be glad that you did.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village