NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The New York Blood Center is issuing an emergency appeal for donors.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports

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It’s Vice President, Rob Purvis, says in one snow day, they can lose an estimated 1,600 units of blood.

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“You get hit with a snowstorm, we lose donations and we work our way back up,” Purvis told WCBS 880 reporter Monica Miller. “We get hit again and we work our way back up. We reached a point, this time, where a couple of the blood types started to dip into that level where we get a little bit anxious. It gets a little too tight and we really wanted to, you know, respond quickly.”

LINK: New York Blood Center

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Roughly 20 million people depend on blood center donations in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Vally, and New Jersey.

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