Blood drive to be held in tribute to Scott Martella, Suffolk gov't worker killed in crash

Those interested can donated blood at the Dennison Building, the Suffolk Fire Academy, the Riverhead County Center and the Department of Social Services MacArthur Building.

News 12 Staff

Aug 2, 2022, 3:15 PM

Updated 630 days ago

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A blood drive will be held Wednesday in tribute to Scott Martella, the Smithtown native and communications director for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone who died in a 2016 crash.
Martella's family joined Bellone Monday to announce the drive. His mother was thankful the effort to save lives is coming to life.
"I know Scott would be honored if he could see the great strides that his friends, family and colleagues are making in his memory," said Stacy Martella, Scott's mother.
"This is, I think, one of the most appropriate ways I can think to honor Scott Martella, continue his legacy because he truly was somebody who had a public servant's heart," said Bellone. "He was every day thinking about and working to make people's lives better. That's what he did because it's who he was as an individual.
Those interested can donate blood at the Dennison Building, the Suffolk Fire Academy, the Riverhead County Center and the Department of Social Services MacArthur Building. The drive is from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Click HERE to set up an appointment to donate blood.  
Click HERE to watch Bellone's announcement.


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