BP MARKOWITZ TO JOIN NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER TO ANNOUNCE ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE AT BOROUGH HALL
TUESDAY, JUNE 1
BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL
209 JORALEMON STREET
BETWEEN COURT & ADAMS STREETS
On Tuesday, June 1, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will join the New York Blood Center for a press conference to announce the annual blood drive to be held at Borough Hall on Thursday, June 3 (10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.). Every day patients need 2,000 pints of blood in the Greater New York area, yet only two percent of Brooklynites donate blood each year (compared with five percent nationwide).
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and one out of three people will need a lifesaving blood transfusion in his or her lifetime. One single blood donation can potentially help to save the lives of three people. New York Blood Center requires between 1,600 to 1,800 blood donations each day to meet the needs of regional hospitals. Eligible donors can give blood every 56 days and New York Blood Center thanks each individual blood donor and the wide variety of organizations that sponsor blood drives throughout the year.
To donate blood, please call the New York Blood Center at 800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org . For medical questions and eligibility criteria concerning blood donations, call 800-688-0900. Also visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newyorkbloodcenter .