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COVID-19 AND BLOOD DONATION

NYBC is committed to the safety of our donors, volunteers, employees and blood recipients, and to transparency with the public during this evolving public health emergency.

URGENT NEED

EXPANDED DONOR CENTER HOURS

Due to coronavirus concerns, we are experiencing critically low blood and platelet appointments making it difficult to meet patient needs and hospital demand.

URGENT NEED

NOW more than ever is the time to donate

Due to coronavirus concerns, we are experiencing critically low platelet appointments making it difficult to meet patient needs and hospital demand.

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Where to Donate

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

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Donor Advantage Program

Each time you save lives by making a blood, platelet or plasma donation you’ll earn Advantage points redeemable for a wide variety of gifts or gift cards.

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Who You Help

There are lots of people alive today because of blood donors like you.

 

Can I Donate Blood?

Most people are eligible to donate life-saving blood.

 

Prepare to Donate

Donating is pretty easy…and we have some tips to make it even easier.

 

Know Your Blood Type

If you’re blood type is O-Negative, you’re a “Universal Donor,” because your blood can be transfused into anyone in an emergency.

Who You Help

Acacia Puleo, Blood Recipient

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

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.