Blood donors are desperately needed at this time. The pandemic has led to fewer blood drives and a year of virtually no first-time donors among youth. In addition, there has been a surge in blood usage as hospitals perform surgeries and patients seek medical care that had been postponed during the pandemic. Due to the gap in blood donations, the New York Blood Center has announced a blood emergency.
You can help save lives by donating blood at our location in Sunnyside, Queens. New York Blood Center is holding the drive on Thursday, June 24 from 3 – 7:30 pm. Appointments are strongly recommended. Walk-ins will be accepted if space allows. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-933-2566 or scheduling an appointment online at https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/292050. Or stop by our building at 43-31 39th Street in Sunnyside, Queens.