Health Beat: New York Blood Center needs donors

• The New York Blood Center is making an emergency appeal for blood donors, especially those with type O who are universal donors. Foul weather has caused many donors to cancel appointments and blood supplies are critically low. To donate, call the New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-2566 for information about upcoming blood drives.

• John Sciacchitano, a representative from the Suffolk County Department of the Aging, will offer individual health insurance counseling for seniors at Riverhead Free Library on the third Tuesday of each month. He’s next scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Call 727-3229, ext. 0, for an appointment.

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