Summer 2022 Blood Drive

Sunday, August 14, 2022
9:15AM to 3:15PM
NY Blood Center Busmobile (in front of the church on Ascan Avenue)

We need your help! Blood shortages often occur during the summer months. Giving blood is practically painless, takes about an hour, and can save up to THREE lives. Walk-ins are allowed. You may also schedule your appointment time in advance at

To prepare to give blood, eat well (low fat) and drink fluids the day before. Bring a picture ID with you. Wearing masks is optional for both donors and the NY Blood Center staff. If you have more questions, read the FAQs about giving blood or call the NY Blood Center at 800-688-0900.

After your donation, you are invited to enjoy refreshment and fellowship with others at our parish Summer 2022 Potluck Luncheon, at 2PM in the air-conditioned rectory basement.

Look for the NY Blood Center Busmobile near the front of the church or in the parking lot entrance on Ascan Avenue, on Sunday morning, August 14, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions

Why donate?
Our area has a high demand for blood. Close to 2,000 donations are needed each day in the New York/New Jersey community for cancer patients, accident or trauma victims, newborn babies and mothers delivering babies, transplant recipients, and surgery patients. Giving blood may be considered part of the Christian ministry to help others in the name of Christ, who gave His life that we may have life in its fullness.

Blood Donor Prayer (“I gave my blood, Christ gave His”)

Who can donate blood?
Most people qualify as a volunteer donor, even if they are taking medications. You may donate if you are at least 17 years old (16-year-olds need written consent from parent or legal guardian, age 76 and over may need a doctor’s note), weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in good health.  Read more about eligibility requirements.

Concerned about COVID?
The NY Blood center has safety protocols. Read the FAQ about COVID-19 and blood donation.