Navigation Links
MetLife Foundation Partners with New York Blood Center to Introduce 'Donor Coach' to New York Boroughs
Date:6/20/2008

Unique Commitment to Reach Areas with Low Donation Rates, Encourage New York Blood Donor Diversity

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), the nation's largest community-based, non-profit, independent blood services center, today launched a mobile blood "donor coach," funded by a $160,000 grant from MetLife Foundation. The bright red coach prominently features Snoopy, MetLife's mascot, making it an eye-catching reminder, in the communities it serves, of the importance of blood donation.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080620/DC25653 )

The coach will allow NYBC to reach communities in the five New York City boroughs with historically low donation rates, but whose blood is critically needed to help those suffering from a variety of health conditions, including sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and leukemia.

"MetLife has a long history of extraordinary support and commitment to increase donations from all communities, improve donor convenience, and save lives," said Dr. Robert Jones, President and CEO of NYBC. "We're just thrilled to have Snoopy on board!"

"MetLife and MetLife Foundation are proud of their support of NYBC through the years," said William J. Mullaney, President, Institutional Business, MetLife, who serves as the Chairman of the New York Blood Center's Volunteer Leadership Campaign, and was executive sponsor of MetLife's Blood and Bone Marrow donation program for many years. "Our goals are the same -- to increase blood donations and blood research efforts. By traveling throughout the five boroughs, this new donor coach will help make it easier for New Yorkers to donate blood."

For the past 60 years, MetLife has been an active participant and supporter of NYBC's blood drives. The company regularly sponsors employee blood drives, and has also provided leadership, time, and money to the cause. Other MetLife/MetLife Foundation -- NYBC partnerships include:

-- In 2005, MetLife donated space for a donor site at 200 Park Avenue, one

of the most expensive and well-traveled commercial building in

Manhattan.

-- Since 1998, MetLife Foundation has supported the MetLife Foundation Rare

Blood Research Initiative. The Initiative, which builds on previous

research supported by the Foundation, conducts research to improve

identification of compatible blood for patients with rare blood,

especially within diverse ethnic groups, and to make transfusion

medicine safer.

-- MetLife created the Skyscrapers for Life program in 1997, which engages

commercial multi-tenant buildings to run blood drives and generates

thousands of donations annually.

-- In 1996, MetLife worked with the New York Yankees to develop the High

School Blood Donor Championships, in which high school students

challenge other students in local blood drives. Over the years, the

program has raised hundreds of thousands of pints.

-- MetLife has been recognized by the American Association of Blood Banks,

Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals, and America's Blood

Centers for donor recruitment excellence and commitment.

-- In the 1980s, MetLife became the first major corporation to reach an

annual donation rate of one pint of blood per employee.

About New York Blood Center

New York Blood Center (NYBC), one of the nation's largest non-profit, community-based blood centers, has been providing blood, transfusion products and services to patients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut hospitals 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 first and largest public cord blood bank. NYBC provides medical services and programs (Clinical, Transfusion and Hemophilia Services) through our medical professionals and transfusion medicine physicians. Information is available at http://www.nybloodcenter.org.

About MetLife

MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading provider of insurance and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions. Through its domestic and international subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million customers around the world and MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, please visit http://www.metlife.com.

About MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 by MetLife to carry on its longstanding tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Grants support education, health, civic and cultural programs. For more information about the Foundation, visit http://www.metlife.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE MetLife Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. ILC-USA and MetLife Foundation Launch Second Year of Community College Caregiver Training Grants
2. MetLife Foundation Awards $815,000 to Alzheimers Association for Hispanic Outreach and Safety Initiatives
3. MetLife Foundation Begins New Phase of Award-Winning Parenting Skills Campaign in Collaboration with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R)
4. Survey From The Partnership and MetLife Foundation Reveals Important Role Todays Grandparents Play in Teens Lives
5. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 14 top young investigators
6. Lustgarten Foundation Announces 2009 Request for Proposals (RFP)
7. AMERIGROUP Foundation Announces Winners of Healthy Communities Art Project
8. Lance Armstrong Foundation and Demand Media Launch LIVESTRONG.COM
9. Garth Brooks, Jon McLaughlin, and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Raise Their Voices to Help Starkey Hearing Foundation Raise More Than $5 Million at Annual Fundraiser
10. Foundation Radiology Group and Cherry Tree Medical Associates Sign Multi-Year Contract for Diagnostic Services
11. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Donates $25,000 to Red Cross for Flood Relief Efforts in Wisconsin
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults ... tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... a leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint ... Health. , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B ... York City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and Grand Rapids-based ... and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will be honored ... 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph Collection Hotel, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... wound care advancements to physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical directors and other ... Treacherous Waters of Wound Care." , "At many of these conferences we get ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and ... October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts ... , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the ... certain health insurance regulations. ... time to get a flu shot is by the end of October, ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Fla. , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens ... company formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime ... its new brand, which included the unveiling of new ... , as well as at a few other ... the new brand to patients, some of whom will ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal ... wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients ... a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for ... analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: