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An Indian medical volunteer (L) checks a blood bag after a rally on the observation of National Voluntary Blood Donation Day in Hyderabad on October 1, 2013. The rally was to increase awareness and to inspire to donate blood. AFP PHOTO/ Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio, Bellone Urge People To Give Blood Following Blizzard Shortfall

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.

01/28/2015

Blood Donation - File / Photo: AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images

Urgent Call For Blood Donations After Storm Cancels Tri-State Blood Drives

After the snow storm cancelled most blood drives in the Tri-State area, authorities are issuing an urgent call for donations.

01/27/2015

The New York Mets hold a blood drive on Jan. 8, 2015. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Fans Flock To Citi Field For Blood Drive Hosted By New York Mets

It may not be baseball weather, but fans flocked to Citi Field in the bitter cold Thursday for a good cause.

01/08/2015

FILE -- A woman donates blood at the New York Blood Center (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York Blood Center Social Media Campaign Aims To Drive Up Donations During Holiday Season

The New York Blood Center is launching a campaign to engage donors and encourage others to give, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.

12/01/2014

FILE -- A woman donates blood at the New York Blood Center (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Blood Banks In Need Of Donations This Holiday Season

Andrea Cefarelli, executive director of donor recruitment with the New York Blood Center, said people donate less blood around this time of year.

11/29/2014

A blood drive (credit: Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Winter Storms Bleeding Blood Banks Dry

The string of snowstorms in recent weeks has forced the cancellation of many blood drives and deterred potential donors from visiting centers.

02/05/2014

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FDNY Honors Life-Saving Bone Marrow Donors

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.

01/29/2014

FILE -- A woman donates blood at the New York Blood Center (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NY Blood Center Issues Call For Donors

Blood Center Vice President Rob Purvis says supplies tend to dwindle when schools let out and people go on vacation.

06/10/2013

Blood bag (file / credit: clipart.com)

Blood, Platelet Donations Needed During Holiday Season

It’s that time of the year when people take breaks from school and work and when blood and platelet donation levels become vulnerable.

11/26/2011

FILE -- A woman donates blood at the New York Blood Center (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A Guide To Blood Drives In The Tri-State Area

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.

CBS New York–07/20/2011

Mayor Bloomberg donates blood in Mayor’s Office Blood Drive. (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker/Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

Mayor Bloomberg Donates Pint Of Blood To New York Blood Center

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it doesn’t take much to make a difference, all you have to do is “just sit there.”

03/09/2011

Blood Donation - File / Photo: AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images

‘Black Sunday’ Survivor Reminds Public To Donate Blood

The West Haverstraw Volunteer Fire House is hosting a blood drive on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

02/26/2011

Blood Donation - File / Photo: AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images

Snowstorms Take Toll On NYC Blood Supply

The New York Blood Center is issuing an emergency appeal for donors.

01/28/2011