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Donating blood is not the only way that you can support NYBC. Donating funds to help advance our research, pouring juice for blood donors, or hosting a blood drive at your organization are all ways that you can get involved.

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Donate Funds

Your support touches the lives of those in need.

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Volunteer With Us

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping NYBC save lives each and every day

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Host a Blood Drive

It’s easy to do, and a New York Blood Center Account Manager will be with you every step of the way.

Who You Help

Jennifer Lentini, Blood and Heart Recipient

At age 13, Jennifer Lentini required many blood transfusions as a heart transplant surgery patient.

Michael O'Hara, Blood Donor

Dedicated blood hero Michael O'Hara is thankful to be able to give life through blood, platelet, and plasma donation.

NYBC Stories: Lauren Shields, Blood and Heart Recipient

A virus attacked Lauren Shields' heart, and she required multiple blood transfusions to survive.

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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.