Blood Emergency! Sign up TODAY to donate on July 1st!

We're in a BLOOD EMERGENCY and the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Lakes Council #6318 in Carmel, along with the Carmel VFW, the Knights Ladies Auxiliary, along with the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and New York City Firefighters, are holding their 4th Annual Blood Drive.

Donors and Volunteers Needed

By Appointment Only

Expanded Hours

Get a Mets t-shirt & chance to win Mets Tickets!

Give the gift of life by donating blood! Your donation is needed now more than ever!

The lingering effects of the pandemic coupled with the start of summer vacations means that certain blood types are at a critical 1-to-2 day supply. This leaves our area in the midst of a "Blood Supply Emergency"!

Our annual summer blood drive is set for Friday, July 1, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Daniel O’Brien VFW Hall, 32 Gleneida Ave. (Rte. 52) in Carmel.


Our critical drive will once again be by appointment only. To make an appointment via the internet, please follow this link to the NY Blood Center Donor Portal.

Or, to schedule an appointment by phone, please call: 1-800-933-2566.

ATTENTION METS FANS: For each generous donation, the NY Blood Center will be handing out NY Mets t-shirts! If you're not a Mets fan, you can donate your t-shirt to a fan, or use it for painting around the house, changing your oil, etc. (Those suggestions come from a jealous Yankees fan, natch.)

We will also be giving away six tickets to see the Mets! All blood donors will be entered into a raffle and will have a chance to win!

We are sorry to announce that, due to current restrictions, we will be unable to provide our Michelin-starred hot and cold buffet at this time.

We will need VOLUNTEERS throughout the drive but, most importantly, at set-up and break-down. Set-up will start at 8:00 a.m., then break-down and clean-up will be at 7:00 p.m.

We hope you can join our members and Ladies Auxiliary, along with the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and New York City Firefighters, in this absolutely critical blood drive.

Donating blood is a safe, simple, and satisfying experience. Your donations help give life to the millions of Americans each year who require blood transfusions during surgery, after an accident, or because they have a disease that requires blood components.

There are many different ways to donate lifesaving blood products, including whole blood, platelet, plasma, and automated red cell donation. The process usually takes about 45-60 minutes.

You may donate if you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with written consent from parent or legal guardian), weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in good health.

At this time, masks are not required but are optional.


Contact Denis Hanrahan at (845) 225-3048 or GK  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  at (845) 225-6318 for more information.