Navigation Links
Give Life for the Fourth of July

July 4th is among nation's deadliest holidays - Donating blood today will help save lives

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 please donate blood in advance of the July 4th holiday weekend. Every two seconds, someone needs blood.

Summer is "trauma season" for most emergency rooms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two thirds of injuries requiring emergency room admission occur during the month surrounding the Fourth of July. Independence Day is also traditionally the busiest day of the year for trauma centers nationwide. About one in seven people entering a hospital needs blood.

July 4 is also when the most severe motor vehicle accidents occur, with July 3 as the second worst day for crashes and July 2 also among the worst, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Saturday, the day of the week when most accidents tend to occur. Car accident and trauma victims may need as many as 50 or more red cell transfusions. One out of three people will need a life-saving blood transfusion in his or her lifetime.

The United States relies upon the general public for its national blood supply. Individuals may donate blood in advance of Independence Day, in recognition of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country and freedom, or in honor of thousands of U.S. servicemen and women. A single blood donation can help save the lives of three people.

People can give blood every 56 days. You can also help by organizing a blood drive within your community, house of worship, or place of work. To meet regional needs, New York Blood Center requires 2,000 blood donations each day.

New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its regions thank every individual blood donor and the wide variety of organizations that sponsor blood drives throughout the summer months.

To schedule your very own blood drive please contact:

Queens/Long Island Karen Muscolino 516-478-5038

Manhattan Patty Killeen 718-752-4690

Brooklyn/Staten Island Wally Farraj 718-797-7825

Bronx/Hudson Valley Andrea Cefarelli 914-784-4639

New Jersey Marie Forrestal 732-220-7184

If you cannot donate but still wish to participate in bringing lifesaving products to those in need, please consider volunteering at a local blood drive.

To donate blood, please call: Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566


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 summer. 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 over 75 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 patients 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 and transfusion medicine physicians.

    Contact:  Leslie Gonzalez
    (212) 570-3304  Office
    (646) 342-3038  Mobile

SOURCE New York Blood Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. One-fourth of HIV patients believe their doctors stigmatize them
2. Memry Corporation Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter and 2007 Year End Earnings Release and Conference Call
3. Authentidate Holding Corp. to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Year End Results on Thursday, September 13, 2007
4. Hillenbrand Industries Announces Fourth Quarter 2007 Dividend
5. Allied Healthcare Reports Strong Fourth Quarter, Flat Net Income for Fiscal 2007 vs. 2006
6. Robbins & Myers to Release Fourth Quarter and 2007 Fiscal Year Results on Monday, October 15, 2007
7. NMHC Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results
8. Health Insurance Premium Growth Slows for Fourth Straight Year
9. Dynatronics Announces Strong Fourth Quarter Profit
10. inVentiv Health Launches Fourth Business Segment: inVentiv Patient Outcomes
11. BD Announces Live Webcast of Fourth Fiscal Quarter Earnings Conference Call
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... VA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... people across the United States to support their local poison centers through donations ... designated as #GivingTuesday: calls it “a day that inspires people to collaborate ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... Serenity Point Rehabilitation, a holistic treatment center for substance ... some of the staff members at their recovery center. The videos highlight some of ... some of the things that make their recovery program so unique. , “Making the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , ... November 24, 2015 , ... Aided by seed ... announced an innovative study designed to yield insights into how to detect and treat ... biomarkers for pancreatic cancer from small, non-coding RNA molecules (ncRNA), genetic material that is ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is pleased ... Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid or extreme obesity. , Aetna ... its members to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare needs. In ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Dr. Rodney E. Willey , has answered a new calling – to ... Disorders, provides treatment for snoring and sleep apnea through oral appliance therapy. ... Sleep Disorders in the US, one of four in the Illinois area. , Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015 F1000Workspace - a ... since it was launched just six months ago. --> ... authoring platform for scientists - since it was launched just ... been loaded on to F1000Workspace - a research ... it was launched just six months ago. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nov. 24, 2015 iRhythm Technologies, Inc. , a ... today announced that it will participate in the 27th Annual Piper ... New York, NY . Kevin King , ... December 1, 2015 at 8:50am ET. --> ... . --> . --> iRhythm ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products for Type 1 Diabetes ... says GBI Research . --> The ... Mellitus (T1DM), will be a key driver of market growth to 2021, ... The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products for Type 1 ... 2021, says GBI Research . Type ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: