New York Blood Center
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday put out a call for blood donations Wednesday, after a major shortfall that came as a result of the snowstorm this week.
After the snow storm cancelled most blood drives in the Tri-State area, authorities are issuing an urgent call for donations.
It may not be baseball weather, but fans flocked to Citi Field in the bitter cold Thursday for a good cause.
The New York Blood Center is launching a campaign to engage donors and encourage others to give, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
Andrea Cefarelli, executive director of donor recruitment with the New York Blood Center, said people donate less blood around this time of year.
The string of snowstorms in recent weeks has forced the cancellation of many blood drives and deterred potential donors from visiting centers.
FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and the New York Blood Center added the names of 13 bone marrow donors to the “Honor Roll of Life” at the 10th annual induction ceremony for the blood center Wednesday.
Blood Center Vice President Rob Purvis says supplies tend to dwindle when schools let out and people go on vacation.
It’s that time of the year when people take breaks from school and work and when blood and platelet donation levels become vulnerable.
Did you know that there would need to be over 2,000 volunteer blood donations each day to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Tri-State area hospitals? Here are some of the blood drives happening in our area.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it doesn’t take much to make a difference, all you have to do is “just sit there.”
The West Haverstraw Volunteer Fire House is hosting a blood drive on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The New York Blood Center is issuing an emergency appeal for donors.