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MetLife Foundation Partners with New York Blood Center to Introduce 'Donor Coach' to New York Boroughs

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


-- 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 firs

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