Navigation Links
Community Blood Drives Benefit Cancer Patients
Date:10/30/2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is both Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its divisions in Manhattan, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn/Staten Island, and New Jersey call upon the community to join the fight against cancer by donating blood today.

Every two seconds, someone needs blood, and cancer patients may require frequent blood transfusions because aggressive treatment often destroys healthy blood cells along with diseased ones. Red blood cell transfusions to fight anemia and platelet transfusions to control bleeding are often needed.

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the United States. Because it is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage, the survival rate is poor compared with that of other types of cancer.

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the most common cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the United States. It is estimated that 116,090 men and 103,350 women will be diagnosed with cancer of the lung and bronchus this year.

Giving blood today can aid cancer patients in their recovery. Organizing a blood drive is also a thoughtful way of honoring or remembering someone affected by cancer. Over the years, hundreds of these dedicated blood drives have been held by loved ones and hosted by employers, business organizations, community groups, and schools.

Please call 1-800-933-BLOOD or visit www.nybloodcenter.org to schedule an appointment to donate blood this season. Those who are fighting for their lives are counting on YOU to give the gift of life. NYBC thanks every individual blood donor and the wide variety of organizations that sponsor blood drives throughout the busy and often distracting pre-holiday season.

To donate blood, please call:

Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566

Visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

Any company, community organization, place of worship, or individual may host a blood drive. NYBC also offers special community service scholarships for students who organize community blood drives during the winter holiday and summer periods. Blood 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 permission or consent), 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. People age 76 and over may donate with a doctor's note.

About New York Blood Center: New York Blood Center (NYBC) is one of the nation's largest non-profit, community-based blood centers. NYBC has been providing blood, transfusion products and services to almost 200 hospitals, serving 20 million people, in greater New York since 1964. NYBC is also home to the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute and the National Cord Blood Program at the Howard P. Milstein National Cord Blood Center, the world's largest public cord blood bank. NYBC provides medical services and programs (Clinical, Transfusion, and Hemophilia Services) through our medical professionals along with consultative services in transfusion medicine.

SOURCE New York Blood Center


'/>"/>
SOURCE New York Blood Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Therap Services to Host Conference on Electronic Documentation, Electronic Signatures and Electronic Health Records for the Developmental Disabilities Community
2. Faith-Based Leaders and Community Activists Converge on State Capitol to Oppose Legalized Marijuana
3. Deadly stomach infection rising in community settings, Mayo Clinic study finds
4. Regence Takes Community Approach to Provider Reviews
5. Corticon Launches RuleWorld Community and Free Business Rules Software
6. CNN Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta to Speak at Bunker Hill Community College
7. Tibotec Therapeutics Recognizes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day With Information and Insights for the Latino Community
8. New Professional Network Brings Chinese Scientists and Researchers into International Community
9. Kidney Care Community Commends Congressional Black Caucus for Naming Expansion of Medicare Provisions for Kidney Failure Patients as Top Priority
10. YWCA's Week Without Violence Oct. 11-17 a Reminder That Community Support Workers Remain in High Demand
11. ONRAD Announces New Partnership with La Maestra Community Health Centers of San Diego, CA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of ... innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support ... your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized ... have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October ... a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, the Los Angeles ... to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, featuring articles written ... known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. Mohebi says “I ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National ... 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. ... for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2017)... 6, 2017   Provista, a proven leader ... billion in purchasing power, today announced a new resource ... The Newsroom is the online home for case ... expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease ... end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end ... mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by the end ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results for the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, ... call on that day with the investment community and ... The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. ... access a live webcast of the conference call through ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: