We are officially announcing a blood emergency, right on the heels of a challenging holiday weekend. This emergency is part of the on-going …

We are officially announcing a blood emergency, right on the heels of a challenging holiday weekend. This emergency is part of the on-going and severe challenges in collecting blood across the U.S. There is a national shortage of blood and blood products, and as the demand for blood increases due to hospitals resuming surgeries, in addition to increased traumas during the summer months, we are struggling to keep up. Due to COVID-19, we are still unable to host the volume of blood drives needed to support our needs, and with being unable to host drives in high schools colleges, are having a very difficult time recovering and introducing youth to blood donation. There have been 37% less blood drives than in the year prior to the pandemic, and have had 50% less donors between the ages of 17-24. We need your help NOW to ensure that hospital patients are able to receive the lifesaving products they rely on. Make your appointment ASAP: smarturl.it/NYBC_UrgentZipFB