QBP RICHARDS, NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE ON WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY
Tuesday, June 14 from 12-6pm at Borough Hall
(June 9, 2022 at 10am)
QUEENS, NY – In commemoration of World Blood Donor Day, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. and the New York Blood Center (NYBC) will host a blood drive next Tuesday, June 14th, from 12pm to 6pm at Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens.
Those interested in donating blood are asked to make an appointment by clicking here or calling 1-800-933-2566.
“The recent alarming drop in blood donations is a major concern to all of us, but especially to those who urgently need transfusions of life-saving blood and blood products,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “We can do our part to address this troubling situation by participating in our June 14 blood drive at Queens Borough Hall. I can think of no better way to celebrate World Blood Donor Day than by donating blood during this critically important blood drive.”
“We are so thankful to Borough President Donovan Richards for raising awareness of the dire need for blood donations and for hosting a blood drive at Queens Borough Hall. Blood donations save lives, and we can use all the help we can get as we head into the summer months when it is even more difficult to turn out donors” said New York Blood Center Senior Vice President ANDREA CEFARELLI. “We highly encourage all who are able to sign up to donate and help their fellow New Yorkers.”
The blood drive comes in response to the NYBC’s declaration of a blood emergency last month, citing dwindling supply. According to the NYBC, the region’s blood supply currently stays at a 3-day level.
The June 14 blood drive represents a continuation of the ongoing partnership between the Queens Borough President’s Office and the NYBC, who have jointly hosted multiple blood drives at Queens Borough Hall in 2021.
To prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, individuals who are currently experiencing flu-like symptoms are respectfully asked to not donate blood at this time.
WHAT: Blood Drive at Queens Borough Hall
WHERE: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens
WHEN: Tuesday, June 14 from 12pm to 6pm
WHO: DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President
New York Blood Center