held a blood drive on Sunday to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice .
More than 100 residents attended to donate a pint of blood, which was part of numerous drives going on throughout Long Island.
"We wanted to do something for 9/11, and giving blood is a very honorable thing to do," County Legis. Thomas Barraga said. "After 9/11, over 36,000 pints of blood were given within 36-72 hours. We want to keep up that kind of dedication and giving nature in America."
Blood Drive Facts:
- For every male, there were 10 women giving blood.
- More than 140 people donated, and people had to be turned down toward the end of the drive due to overflow.
- More than 100 pints were donated.