NYBC News

Dr. Beth Shaz honored as one of Crain's 2018 Notable Women in Healthcare

We are proud to congratulate Dr. Beth Shaz, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of NYBC on being named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Healthcare.

Blood Recipient

Michael

Michael was born with a hole in his heart and had surgery at age 1 and again at age 20. Your blood donations were present for both surgeries.

GIVE PLATELETS. SAVE LIVES. GET A FALL VEST

Fall vests for platelet donors

Make 3 platelet donations from July 1- September 30, 2018 and receive a lightweight fall vest OR 800 BONUS Donor Advantage Points.

Research News

New Era for Blood Transfusions through Genome Sequencing

“… this approach has the potential to be one of the first routine uses of genomics for medical care for patients needing blood transfusion.” - Connie Westhoff, SBB PhD

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Donate Blood

Donate blood now. People can't live without it.

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Volunteer Time

Volunteer with NYBC and help save lives.

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Donate Money

It takes more than blood to save a life.

NYBC Stories

NYBC Stories: Little Doctors Program®

This program brings students together to learn about volunteerism, community service, and the science of blood by organizing community blood drives.

Partner Stories: Melissa Cushing, M.D.

Dr. Cushing is one of many hospital leaders we partner with to provide the highest quality blood products and services to meet critical patient needs.

Acacia Puleo, Blood Recipient

Acacia Puleo suffered from liver disease and needed daily blood transfusions to help save her life.

Community Connections

Andrea Cefarelli, Executive Director, Donor Recruitment discusses how NYBC is deeply connected to the communities we serve.

Lauren Young, Blood and Heart Recipient

Lauren Young is healthy today thanks to the donated blood that saved her life before and during her heart transplant surgery.

Building Partnerships

NYBC builds partnerships on a local, national and global level, working collaboratively to develop treatments and therapies that save lives.

About Us

The combined efforts of our dedicated employees and supporters have strengthened our communities and created lasting impact on the lives of countless patients in need.

 

Hospital Customers

Our research efforts have paved the way for new blood-related products, techniques and therapies.

 

Areas of Research

View our different areas of research to learn about the impact of NYBC's lifesaving work.

 

Where to Donate

Donor centers in your neighborhood and almost 50 blood drives a day in NY, NJ and beyond.

Career Opportunities

Work where you love, serving a mission you can believe in!

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People save lives for reasons. @brooklyntrekkers is helping a patient fight cancer for the tenderest reason of all.  The power of her example is an honor to share. \u30fb\u30fb\u30fb\nThe day my mother died I was not by her side. I was traveling on a train from Brooklyn to Long Island\xa0 6 months pregnant to sit at her bedside. At about 7:58 AM I felt a pin prick of pain deep in my heart. The pin prick morphed into an ache, then a tear as though something were ripping and uncleaving itself\xa0 from my heart. Ten minutes later I got the call. My mother had transitioned after a long and painful battle with cancer. .\nIn those moments on the train I would go through a wild array of emotions including regret, guilt, anger, sorrow, and loss. I was thankful her suffering had ended but I wasn't ready to let go. Until that call I was certain that at the very least, her eyes and my child's would meet but that simply didn't happen. I had to accept that I was powerless to change this outcome.\n.\nEarlier this year, I received a call from @bethematch telling me that I was a match with a leukemia patient in need of a Stem Cell Transplant. I learned that matches are made genetically and that minorities needing life saving matches struggle to find donors. When I got the call I didn't hesitate. I knew in that instant that I had the power and opportunity to do for another what I couldn't do for my mother. If I could help extend or save the life of someone's child, parent or sibling I would do it.\n.\nIt could take up to two years or more for me to meet my recipient if the opportunity arises. Today I gave a second donation of white blood cells to help increase her chances and I'm telling you I would do it again in a heartbeat. I give in honor of my mother and for those in need of life savings matches. The process for both was was simple and I was done in four hours each time with a procedure as easy as donating\xa0platelets.\n.\nThink of your loved ones or those you've lost. What would you give to help them or someone in their situation? What if it only took 4 hours to do it?\n\nText CURE119 to 61474 to learn more. Save a life. Join the registry. Be a hero this world needs.\n.\nThank You #nybloodcenter
Who\u2019s a first time blood donor? Thanks, @realchristianslater for saving lives with us and for knowing our Collections Team is amazing! Remember to drink plenty of fluids. #nybloodcenter #newyorkbloodcenter PS: Go Lucy! \U0001f489\u2764\ufe0f\U0001f30f\n\u30fb\u30fb\u30fb\nFirst time for me I\u2019m embarrassed to say but a great experience and lovely team. Thank you Lucy #blooddonation
Inter-organizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism is urging eligible blood donors in parts of the United States unaffected by the storm to make donation appointments as soon as possible and keep existing appointments. www.nybc.org/blood