Community Blood Services partners with World Mission Society Church of God on Blood & Bone Marrow Drive in New York City
March 25, 2012
Community Blood Services is partnering with the World Mission Society Church of God on a lifesaving blood and marrow drive in Union Square (Broadway and East 16th Street), NYC, on Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three mobile blood collection vehicles will be on site to accommodate volunteer donors.
"We are so grateful for the church’s continued support,” said Patrice Foresman, director of recruitment at Community Blood Services. “Every year we can count on them to mobilize hundreds of their parishioners to give lifesaving donations."
World Mission Society Church of God, which has locations in New York and New Jersey, runs several community blood and bone marrow drives every year with Community Blood Services. These drives are a part of the church’s Good Samaritan movement, titled the “Blood of Life Campaign.” Some 200 donors usually turn out at each drive, making it one of the largest drives held by donor groups to support patients in the community served by Community Blood Services. To view a video of one of their past drives, please on the play button below.
The blood drive is open to the public. To schedule your lifesaving donation appointment, call Alexandria Lee at 347-715-0331 or email [email protected]. Walk-ins are also welcome. You can also call 201-835-8057 for further information.
Founded in 1953, Community Blood Services is a non-for-profit organization devoted to serving New York and New Jersey’s community transfusion medicine needs. The blood center provides blood and blood products to treat patients in more than 20 hospitals.
For 20 years Community Blood Services' bone marrow registry, The HLA Registry (a member of the National Marrow Donor Program's BeTheMatch registry), has recruited volunteer marrow and blood stem cell donors who provide lifesaving bone marrow stem cell transplants to patients worldwide. Registering requires a simple swab of the cheek. Those efforts have resulted to more than 1000 transplants.