What: Community Blood Drive with New York Blood Center
When: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm
Where: St. Barnabas Hospital, Hemodialysis Unit, Main Conference Room,
4451 Third Avenue, Bronx NY 10457
Bronx, New York – Councilman Joel Rivera will co-sponsor a community blood drive with St. Barnabas Hospital in their Hemodialysis Unit along with New York Blood Center this Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29 and 30, 2011 from 11:45am to 5:45pm.
The need for blood is constant. New York Blood Center alone requires over 2,000 volunteer blood donations each day to meet the transfusion needs of patients in close to 200 New York and New Jersey hospitals. Each donation of blood can help save 3 lives following component into red cell, platelet, and plasma separation. Car accident and trauma victims may need as many as 50 or more red cell transfusions.