-- 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
-- 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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