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One pint of blood can save up to three lives.

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Carly - Blood Recipient

Carly, age 16 from Queens, was diagnosed with leukemia at age seven and had a relapse at age 12. She received many transfusions.

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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.

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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