Transit District 23 is holding its blood drive on April 5. New York Blood Center has reported a shortage in blood and needs donors. Representatives from transit District 23, the headquarters of which is located at Beach 116 Street, are once again asking the people of Rockaway to come out and support New York Blood Center and Transit District 23. Those interested in donating blood must be between 16- and 76-years-ofage; have valid identification and social security number; and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. For information, call 800-688-0900. Donors can report to 222 Beach 116 Street anytime between 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on April 5.