Navigation Links
Who Says Negatives Can't Be Positive?
Date:7/6/2009

Rh-Negative Blood Types - Patients Need YOU

NEW YORK, July 6 /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 give blood this month. Rh-negative blood is particularly needed immediately, but healthy people of all blood types and ethnicities are encouraged to donate today to help make certain that our region is prepared for predictable blood needs and any unexpected contingencies.

People with Rh-negative blood, including A-, B- and O-, comprise just 15% of the population yet their blood can be safely transfused to the remaining 85% of the population.

Most notably, people with O-negative blood are known as "universal donors" because their blood can be transfused into anyone. Type O-negative blood is found in just 6 percent of the population, but is used more often by patients with other blood types, especially in emergency rooms and trauma situations. It is used in exchange transfusions for newborn babies and pregnant women, and for premature babies in intensive care units.

Every two seconds, someone needs blood. But with schools closed for the summer and workers away on vacation, there are far fewer people available to donate blood. H1N1 related school closures in late spring meant the loss of hundreds of blood donations, and recession-related layoffs and business closings continue to constrain access to available pools of potential blood donors.

Hospital use of blood products remains high -- due to surgeries, emergencies and care of cancer patients. About one in seven people entering a hospital needs blood. Summer is also "trauma season" for most emergency rooms.

You can help patients in need by donating blood or organizing a blood drive within your community, house of worship, or place of work. People can give blood every 56 days.

To donate blood, please call:

Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566

Visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

To schedule your very own blood drive please contact:

    Queens/Long Island              Karen Muscolino       516-478-5038
    Kmuscolino@nybloodcenter.org

    Manhattan                       Patty Killeen         718-752-4690
    Pkilleen@nybloodcenter.org

    Brooklyn/Staten Island          Wally Farraj          718-797-7825
    Wfarraj@nybloodcenter.org

    Bronx/Hudson Valley             Andrea Cefarelli      914-784-4639
    Acefarelli@nybloodcenter.org

    New Jersey                      Marie Forrestal       732-220-7184
    Mforrestal@nybloodcenter.org

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.

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
    lgonzalez2@nybloodcenter.org
    (212) 570-3304  Office
    (646) 342-3038  Mobile


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

Related medicine news :

1. Prophylactic cranial irradiation in small cell lung cancer significantly increases survival
2. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
3. Elliott Extremely Dissatisfied With Genzyme Bid for Bioenvision; Believes Offer Significantly Undervalues Company
4. Study shows adverse drug events reported to the FDA have significantly increased
5. Patent Expiries of Proscar and Flomax/Harnal Will Cause a Significant Decline in Near-Term Sales of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Drugs
6. Ericom Provides Significant Cost-Savings for Major New York City Healthcare Organization
7. Rehabilitation significantly underused after heart attack and bypass surgery
8. First significant genetic finding in severe PMS, or PMDD
9. Promising Phase 3 trial results show biologic therapy ustekinumab significantly improved psoriasis
10. National Domestic Violence Hotline Unveils 10-Year Blueprint to Significantly Reduce Domestic Violence in America
11. Vocantas CallAssure provides hospitals with automated solution for post-discharge patient follow-up
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Life is known for throwing curves. ... and older, who gather once a year to play softball to raise money through ... game, the more than 50 players who competed in this year’s softball tournament share ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... and updated its hallmark resource, Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, to include vascular ... vein illumination with an estimated 85% share of the market, facilitates adherence to ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Dickinson Insurance & Financial Services ... a new fundraiser in support of a local boy named Barrett, who has been ... bring awareness to, and rally support for, all local families dealing with childhood cancer. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... VA (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... its new office in the heart of Old Town at 108 South Columbus St, ... and businesses the highest level of medical care in the convenience of their homes, ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... , ... Husted Kicking has completed its Third Annual Husted Kicking ... 7th, 2016 according to kicking coach Michael Husted. , “This event serves as an ... in Indianapolis,” says Husted. “The NFL uses a third party organization to select players ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb.11, 2016  Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS ... on Thursday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time to ... business progress. www.ionispharma.com . A webcast replay ... address. --> www.ionispharma.com . A webcast replay will ... --> Interested parties may listen to the call ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... on the development of a once-daily, oral therapy for ... Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Maya Halpern , has notified ... Chief Medical Officer and from its Board of Directors ... reaching retirement age. Allen Baharaff . Mr. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016 North America , ... MarketsandMarkets, The global market is expected to reach USD 20,190.1 Million ... CAGR of 10.2%. --> North America , ... by MarketsandMarkets, The global market is expected to reach USD 20,190.1 ... a CAGR of 10.2%. --> According to a new ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: