February 16, 2016

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital will hold its Winter Blood Drive on Monday, March 7 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 ` McDonald’s certificates, a gift card to Panera or Target, and candy treats.

Blood donors are especially needed now because severe winter weather 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 also has received eight consecutive top "A" ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the only New York State hospital to achieve that distinction and one of only 133 hospitals nationwide to receive an A score in each of the twice yearly rating periods.