Citing Critical Need, New York Blood Center Says Donations Can Be Made At Pop-Up Mall Sites On Long IslandDonors are desperately needed, and hard to find, with many community drives canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
New York Blood Center Declares Blood Shortage EmergencyThe agency says its currently has a four day supply of blood, far below what's needed by area hospitals.
New York City's Blood Supply Dangerously Low; 'Anyone Who Can Donate Blood, We Need You Now'Temporary blood shortages are common during this time of year, but the coronavirus pandemic has created a chronic shortage, with many people wondering if it is safe to donate.
Battling Coronavirus: Man Who Benefited From Convalescent Plasma Therapy Finally Meets His DonorIt was a life-saving donation from one stranger to another.
Plasma From Coronavirus Survivors In High Demand To Help Treat 'Acutely Ill' PatientsDemand for plasma is so high because so much is needed for one treatment.
Gay Coronavirus Survivor Decries Policy Barring Blood Plasma Donation Due To Sexual Activity With His HusbandLGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD believes this is an issue of stigma that dates back to the '80s during the HIV/AIDS crisis. The organization is petitioning to have what it calls a discriminatory ban lifted.
NYC To FDA: End Restriction On Blood Donations From Men Who Have Sex With MenUnder current FDA rules, men who have had sexual relations with another man are prohibited from donating blood for 12 months after their sexual interaction.
Advocates: FDA Blood Donation Policy Still Discriminates Against Gay, Bisexual MenGiving blood is just one of many ways people are trying to help the wounded in Orlando, but one group is barred from donating.
American Red Cross Offers Blood Donation OpportunitiesJanuary is National Blood Donor Month, and The American Red Cross has encouraged people to roll up their sleeves and give blood.
Urgent Call For Blood Donations After Storm Cancels Tri-State Blood DrivesAfter the snow storm cancelled most blood drives in the Tri-State area, authorities are issuing an urgent call for donations.
Man Injured In Taxi Accident Emphasizes Importance Of Blood Donation A New York man who lost both of his legs after being hit by a taxi met the men and women who donated 75 units of blood to help save his life.
Red Cross And Miss New York USA Contestants Team Up To Raise Awareness About The Need For Blood DonationsWhile donations are collected throughout the year, January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, a time when the Red Cross reaches out and thanks blood and platelet donors around the country.
New Jersey Red Cross Officials Urge Those Who Want To Help To Donate Money, Blood, TimeNew Jersey Red Cross officials urged people who want to help out to not drop off goods or other material donations. Officials said they can get hard to handle and wind up actually hampering the delivery of aid.
American Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive At Citi FieldThe Red Cross said they're trying to get the word out that blood donations are badly needed.
With Blood Supplies At 15-Year Low, American Red Cross Appeals For DonorsThe nation’s blood supply dropped to critical levels earlier this summer as storms and wildfires hampered collection efforts.