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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Need For Blood Donors Complicated By Stay-At-Home Orders

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The blood supply on Long Island is running low due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says people aren’t giving blood right now because they have been ordered to stay inside. But this is creating a different emergency for people in need.

“If you can give blood, we need it. Our blood supply is perilously low, and we still have other health issues as well. Blood donations, their centers know exactly what to do to keep you safe.”

Curran says the county Veteran Services Agency continues to provide food, counseling and transportation. 

She also says Social Security benefits will be paid on time, despite scammers spreading misinformation to the elderly.

Jay Shah is a former Long Island bureau chief at WSHU.
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