Brooklyn, NY Based Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center Hosts Community Blood Drive Benefiting Maimonides Medical Center

Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center partners with the Flatbush Development Corporation to support the efforts of Maimonides Medical Center on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014.

Brooklyn, NY, March 30, 2014 --( With the hot summer months approaching, the need for community blood donation only increases. In light of this fact, Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center has teamed up with the Flatbush Development Corporation to host a community blood drive on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, between the hours of 12:30 PM and 8 PM. The event, which will be benefiting Maimonides Medical Center, will be held at Ditmas’ facility, located at 2107 Ditmas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226.

Residents, local businesses, schools, athletic leagues and other civic organizations are asked to help by donating blood. It is a little known fact that people can donate a pint of blood every 56 days. Ditmas Park will be sponsoring hot meals at the event as well as supplying donors with goody bags. Please be advised that photo identification is required at donation time.

Blood donation requirements include a minimum weight of 115 pounds and minimum age of 18, yet there is no upper age limit for donating blood. Interestingly enough, many health conditions and medications do not prevent someone from donating blood. People taking insulin, blood pressure, thyroid and cholesterol medications, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacements can give blood. Tattoos are also okay as long as they are healed and have been done in a reputable tattoo facility.

Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center is a 200-bed premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing comprehensive inpatient care to all of their residents. Located at 2107 Ditmas Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226, Ditmas Park's professional and compassionate staff provides around-the-clock medical and nursing care in a comfortable and caring environment that centers around its residents. Ditmas Park offers exceptional post-acute short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term care.

Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center is home to the revolutionary Quick-N-Out rehabilitation program, designed to accelerate recovery time using aggressive therapy techniques catered to each patient to see that they return home as quickly as possible. In addition, Ditmas Park provides the full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as wound-care and much more.

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