February 21, 2017
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital will hold its Winter Blood Drive on Monday, March 6 from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm in Conference Rooms 3, 4, and 5. The blood drive is open to all community residents.
No appointment is necessary to donate blood. Free valet parking is available for community donors at the main hospital entrance. All successful donors will receive gift cards and a gift bag as a thank you for donating.
Blood donors are especially needed now because recent ice and snow storms in the northeast has caused the cancelation of many local blood drives. A unit of donated blood can be separated into individual components to save multiple lives. Blood donors help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, and many more.
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather is the only Long Island hospital to earn four stars from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures since July, 2016. Mather also was ranked 19th out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings. Mather also was ranked 19th out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings.