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Blood donors are essential

The public health crisis and events across the country continue to impact the blood supply. If you're healthy and able to visit a donor center or blood drive we are urging you to make an immediate appointment to help keep the blood supply strong.


On your way to donate? Don't forget a mask!

To protect our staff and donors, donors must wear a mask or face covering when presenting to donate.



NYBC is now increasing the nation’s supply of convalescent plasma by collecting donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19. NYBC will collect, process the plasma for infusion, and maintain a bank for hospitals to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections. We are asking all eligible donors to come forward so we can treat as many patients as possible.

Research News

NYBC's Dr. Mohandas Narla Awarded with the Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement by the American Society of Hematology

This prestigious award recognizes those who have shown an outstanding commitment to the field of hematology.

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Your financial support helps us provide critical healthcare services to our communities during this pandemic, from maintaining an adequate blood supply, to collecting, testing and distributing convalescent plasma to hospitals with the hope that plasma transfusions will help save the lives of COVID-19 patients in critical need. NYBCe seeks financial support to help advance our efforts in CP patient availability, antibody testing, and in the development of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine which is currently in the preclinical phase.

NYBCe News

Ahavas Chesed and Covid Plasma Initiative Team Hosts First Ever Convalescent Plasma Drive

The drive will take place July 22, from 9am – 9pm at the Oholei Torah Ballroom.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio & Wife Donate During Blood Emergency

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray answered the emergency call for donors, giving blood at our Center East Donor Center.

NYBCe Statement on Updated FDA Guidance

We are very pleased to acknowledge the revised FDA guidelines addressing the urgent need for blood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NYBCe is on the Front Line of the Fight Against Coronavirus

Our dedicated staff is working 24/7 to fight COVID-19 and stop this horrible pandemic.

NYC Mayor Encourages Recovered COVID-19 Patients to Donate Plasma

Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on recovered COVID-19 patients to help save the lives of fellow New Yorkers.

Gov. Cuomo Stresses Urgent Need for Convalescent Plasma Donations

Gov. Cuomo appeals to those who have recovered from COVID-19 to help save the lives of patients with the virus.

New York Times Article Highlights Plasma Usage to Fight Coronavirus

NYBCe's Dr. Sachais is interviewed about plasma used experimentally on an emergency basis to treat coronavirus patients.

TIME® Features Blood Plasma Treatment for Coronavirus

The story highlights NYBCe as the first organization in the U.S. to collect plasma from COVID-19 patients to use as a possible treatment for the virus

Dr. Oz Stresses the Urgent Need for Healthy Donors to Roll Up Their Sleeves

Dr. Oz and his family donate blood at the New York Blood Center, showing how safe and rewarding the process is.

Fox News Features NYBCe Convalescent Plasma Donation

NYBCe's Dr. Beth Shaz is interviewed about the promising therapy of convalescent plasma to fight coronavirus.

1010 WINS Interview Highlights Plasma Usage to Fight Coronavirus

NYBCe's Dr. Bruce Sachais discusses the potentially life saving treatment of convalescent plasma donation.

PIX11 News Interviews NYBCe Chief Medical Officer About Potential COVID-19 Treatment

Dr. Sachais explains how recovered COVID-19 patients can donate plasma so the virus antibodies can be used to treat people battling the novel virus.

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