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Blood Donors Needed as School, Fall Season Returns
Date:9/9/2010

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and New Jersey, calls upon our communities to please donate blood, after last week's stormy weather and Labor Day holiday weekend have resulted in fewer donations and a less than 2 day supply of O-negative and B-negative blood for patients in need.

Donations from O-negative and B-negative types are particularly needed immediately. NYBC calls upon blood donors to help achieve its goal of a 5-7 day supply of these types.  Of course, healthy people of all blood types and ethnicities are also encouraged to donate and help save lives.

As students return to school and the Summer of 2010 comes to a close, we must remember that the need for blood is constant.  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.

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%.  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.

With the school season underway, NYBC would like to encourage students, teachers and faculty to please organize blood drives, a process that teaches community service and leadership skills, and engages the surrounding community.  To date, about 600 elementary and middle schools have sponsored Little Doctors Program® blood drives.  NYBC also offers scholarships for high school and college students who initiate and coordinate successful community blood drives.

September also marks the onset of numerous cancer awareness observances.  Specifically, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month.  Donating blood or organizing a blood drive can be a thoughtful way of honoring or remembering someone special within the community.  Over the years, hundreds of blood drives have been dedicated to students, faculty and community members.To donate blood, please call:Toll Free: 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566)Visit:  www.nybloodcenter.orgAny 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 hospitals serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  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 along with consultative services in transfusion medicine. Please visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/newyorkbloodcenter.  Follow us on Twitter: @NYBloodCenter.  Contact: Leslie Gonzalezlgonzalez2@nybloodcenter.org(212) 570-3304  Office(646) 342-3038  Mobile
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