Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) sponsored his 4th annual Summer Blood Drive at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center on Thursday.
The event was held in partnership with the New York Blood Center, which declared a blood shortage emergency in June, and attracted 131 donors.
All donors received free pairs of Mets tickets from the New York Blood Center, and Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers provided vouchers for free pints of soup to the first 100 donors.
“Thank you to everyone who braved the terrible weather to donate at our record-breaking blood drive,” said Braunstein in a statement.
“Despite the heat and rain, 131 donors participated, and thanks to their generosity, hundreds of lives will be saved.”