New York Blood Center Will Donate $1 Per Donor To Support Ukrainian Refugees

April 4, 2022

New York Blood Center (NYBC) is partnering with Global Blood Fund (GBF) to support its efforts in Ukraine. Through April, presenting donors can register their interest and NYBC will donate $1 to GBF’s efforts to support Ukrainian refugees looking for a new home across the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States of America.

“This campaign just began and already we have received a tremendous response — our donors show up not just for their neighbors, but for the people around the world who need help,” said Andrea Cefarelli, Senior Executive Director at New York Blood Center. “We’re proud to work with Global Blood Fund and to help support the Ukrainian refugees in need of sanctuary.”

GBF is a charity dedicated to reducing worldwide inequities in blood safety and sufficiency. They are partnering with blood centers around the country to support the Ukrainian people fleeing war.

“The terrible situation in Ukraine means that millions of its citizens are displaced and in need of a new home. We are grateful to New York Blood Center and to its blood donors for supporting our initiative to help Ukrainians find safe refuge,” said Gavin Evans, Executive Director at Global Blood Fund.

Donors can visit, where they can sign up to donate and confirm they want their donation to count towards the charitable proceeds.

To make an appointment at a blood drive near you, donors can call 1-800-933-2566 or visit

Donating blood is safe and only takes one hour. We are taking extra precautions to help prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19. All NYBC staff are vaccinated.

As always, people are not eligible to donate if they’re experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms.

People can donate blood regardless of vaccination status. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions are available here.

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.

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