To honor those who lost their lives on 9/11,New York Blood Center (NYBC) will be hosting a day of service and encouraging New Yorkers to donate blood or volunteer.
New Yorkers are welcome to donate at any of NYBC’s donor centers as well as at the numerous blood drives being held across the region.
September 11th is a National Day of Service and Remembrance and it is an annual tradition for communities across New York to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks through life-saving blood donations. There are many organizations that host blood drives each year to commemorate the anniversary and honor those lost, including The Lakeview Fire Department, The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and South Branch Emergency Services. Many of these organizations lost members of their community on that day and this is a way to remember them.
This weekend, donors can make appointments at their nearest donor center listed here. Blood drives are also being held this Sunday, September 11th to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks, which include:
- Maria Regina R.C. Church (3945 Jerusalem Avenue, Seaford), 7:30am-1:30pm
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (1377 East Main Street, Shrub Oak), 8:00am-2:00pm
- Grace Community Church (2839 NY-94, Washingtonville), 8:30am-1:00pm
- Neve Shalom of Metuchen (250 Grove Ave, Metuchen), 8:30am-1:00pm
- Holy Family Parish (Msgr Glynn Community Center, Staten Island), 9:00am-3:00pm)
- The Hebrew Institute (3700 Henry Hudson Parkway East, Bronx), 9:00am-3:00pm
- Lakeview Fire Dept. (891 Woodfield Road, West Hempstead), 9:00am-3:00pm
- St. Raphael’s (600 Newbridge Road, East Meadow), 9:00am-1:30pm
- South Branch Emergency Services (Old Route 22, Clinton), 9:00am-3:00pm
- Sam Field Center (58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck),10:00am-4:00pm
- Bait-Uz-Zafar Mosque (188-15 McLaughlin Ave, Holliswood), 12:00pm-6:00pm
- Ethical Culture Society (7 Saxon Woods Road, White Plains), 2:00pm-8:00pm
We are taking extra precautions to help prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19. As always, people are not eligible to donate if they’re experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions is available here.
To make an appointment at a blood drive near you, donors can call 1-800-933-2566 or visit nybc.org. Can’t donate blood? You can still support NYBC’s mission by texting ‘NYBC’ to ‘20222’ to give $25.
New York Blood Center
Founded in 1964, New York Blood Center (NYBC) is a nonprofit organization that is one of the largest independent, community-based blood centers in the world. NYBC, along with its operating divisions Community Blood Center of Kansas City, Missouri (CBC), Innovative Blood Resources (IBR), Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD), and Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC), collect approximately 4,000 units of blood products each day and serve local communities of more than 75 million people in the Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT), Mid Atlantic area (PA, DE, MD, VA), Missouri and Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Southern New England. NYBC and its operating divisions also provide a wide array of transfusion-related medical services to over 500 hospitals nationally, including Comprehensive Cell Solutions, the National Center for Blood Group Genomics, the National Cord Blood Program, and the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, which — among other milestones — developed a practical screening method for hepatitis B as well as a safe, effective and affordable vaccine, and a patented solvent detergent plasma process innovating blood-purification technology worldwide.