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2011-02-21 08:12:00

Fate of Single Mom Relies On New Blood Donors NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A hospitalized single mother from Queens is calling for more African Americans to become blood donors, so that she and many others may be able to live. People may call New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566) or visit www.nybloodcenter.org for more information about giving blood, and where to donate. Davina Daniels, 37, suffers from sickle cell disease. A Springfield Gardens resident...

2011-02-09 12:34:00

Donations Still Needed To Counter Weather Cancellations NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to the support of blood donors - who answered the emergency call after winter snowstorms drove blood supplies to critical levels - New York Blood Center (NYBC) is ending its emergency appeal for blood donations and returning to its normal collection schedule. The supply of several blood types, including O-negative ("universal donor") blood, has returned to recommended 3-5 day...

2011-01-27 13:29:00

1,600 Units of Blood Lost From Latest Snow Cancellations 8,000 Donations Lost in Six Weeks from Winter Weather Supplies of Several Blood Types Below Minimum Levels NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, is following the emergency declaration of Mayor Bloomberg and other tri-state public officials with an emergency appeal for blood donors. The...

2011-01-07 11:25:00

January is National Blood Donor Month NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- January is National Blood Donor Month, and New York Blood Center (NYBC) serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, urges the community to please donate blood to continue replenishment of the regional blood supply after the snowstorm of January 7-8, 2011 and the blizzard of December 26-27, 2010. More wintry...

2010-12-29 10:52:00

2,000 Donations Lost from Blizzard O-Negative Blood, Platelets Our Top Priorities NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, will be staying open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day to replenish our blood supply after the blizzard-related loss of more than 2,000 donations. Top priorities are the collection of O-negative blood, which can be...

2010-12-28 13:42:00

Blood Drives Cancelled Due to Snow Drifts & Traffic Hazards Supplies of O-Negative Blood Down to Two-Day Supply NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, calls upon our communities to please donate blood and platelets, after our tally of blood donations lost due to the weather doubled overnight - to more than 2,000. The supply of O-negative...

2010-12-27 15:01:00

Blood Drive Cancellations Due To Hazardous Snow Conditions Blood Donations Already Down Due To Holiday Travel, Winter Recess NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey calls upon our communities to please donate blood and platelets, after more than 1,000 donations were lost due to weather-related cancellations. O-negative and O-positive blood types are...

2010-11-10 13:00:00

One of the First in the Nation for a Community Blood Bank JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blood Alliance, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with operations in North Florida, and regions of Georgia and South Carolina, is one of the first community blood banks in the nation to introduce a smart phone App. Blood banks throughout the country often struggle with low blood donor participation. Of the 60% of healthy Americans who can donate, only 5% do. The Blood...

2010-09-10 08:47:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. and BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Blood collection professionals are the connection between blood donors and the life-saving blood therapies people rely on every day. After a long holiday weekend like Labor Day in the United States, when donors are in short supply and accidents are typically on the rise, blood donation is even more important - and so is the job of blood-collection professionals. Blood-collection professionals will be recognized in communities...

2010-09-09 09:58:00

Immediate need for O-Negative, B-Negative Donations NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and New Jersey, calls upon our communities to please donate blood, after last week's stormy weather and Labor Day holiday weekend have resulted in fewer donations and a less than 2 day supply of O-negative and B-negative blood for patients in need. Donations from O-negative and...


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