Emergency Blood Shortage Blood Drive

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Sunday August 28, 2016 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., the New York Blood Center Mobile Bus will be outside our church.

Recent national tragedies are reminders that it is imperative for the New York Blood Center to always have an adequately stocked blood supply to respond when our communities are faced with patient traumas or other events that require life-saving blood products.  Read the NY Blood Center press release for summer 2016 (pdf).

Blood Types Needed: The local blood supply has reached a critically low level, with under a two-day supply of O-negative, B-negative, and A-negative. O-negative blood donors are considered “universal,” and their blood type is needed most readily in trauma situations and emergency rooms. Due to its high demand, O-negative blood is in short supply and NY Blood Center encourages individuals with this blood type to consider stepping forward and donating. By donating, you are potentially saving the life of someone in need.

Donor Requirements:

  • Must be age 16 or older and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.
  • Parental consent required for 16-year-olds.
  • Those age 76 or older may donate if they have a doctor’s note on file with New York Blood Center or if they bring one on the day of the blood drive.
  • The day before, eat well, get a good night’s sleep and have plenty of water .

For other questions, call the New York Blood Center (1-800-688-0900) or visit www.nybc.org.