Donate Blood – A Simple and Precious Lifegiving Gift
People with Rare Anemias, Blood Cancers Need You
December is also Aplastic Anemia Awareness Month. Aplastic anemia is a rare and serious condition where bone marrow does not produce enough red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets for the body. It can affect people of any age. People with severe or very severe cases are at risk for life-threatening infections or bleeding.
Patients with blood cancers and rare anemias are dependent upon transfusions of donated blood and platelets to keep them alive.
“Katelyn was kept alive by generous blood and platelet donors from all over…” said
“Some very nice people, with a crazy hectic schedule of holiday shopping and visiting with family, thought of someone else, and they gave my son the gift of life,” said
NYBC thanks every individual blood donor and the wide variety of organizations that sponsor blood drives throughout the busy and often distracting holiday season.
To donate blood, please call:
Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566
All donors receive free mini-medical exams on site including information about their temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and hemoglobin level. Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 with parental consent (in NY) or 17 (in NJ), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY or NJ State Department of Health donor criteria. Inquiries are also welcomed from organizations who would like to schedule a blood drive.
CONTACT: Leslie Gonzalez firstname.lastname@example.org (212) 570-3304 Office (646) 342-3038 Mobile
SOURCE New York Blood Center