August 24, 2021 – On Saturday August 21, 2021 Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy District 12 hosted a blood drive with New York Blood Center in the Smith Haven Mall. This blood drive collected 34 pints of blood which can save up to 102 lives. An average adult has about ten to twelve pints of blood in their bodies and each donation is approximately one pint of blood. Healthy adults are able to donate red blood cells every 56 days and platelets as few as seven days apart, but a maximum of 24 times a year. Please consider donating at a blood drive near you to help save lives during this critical shortage of blood!
Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy represents the 12th Legislative District, encompassing Smithtown, Nesconset, Hauppauge, the Village of the Branch, Lake Grove, parts of Commack, Ronkonkoma, Lake Ronkonkoma and Centereach. Legislator Kennedy was born and raised on Long Island, is a former nurse and small business manager, and has dedicated her life toward the betterment of our community. She currently serves on the following committees: Environment, Parks & Agriculture; Veterans & Consumer Affairs; Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services & Preparedness; Government, Operations, Personnel, Information Technology & Diversity; Education & Labor; Public Safety; Ways & Means; and Health (Vice Chair).