Help meet the need

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Approximately 100,000 people in the US live with sickle cell disease. Although there is no cure, the most common treatment includes blood transfusions.

Blood donors are needed

There's not enough

If you are healthy and well, please donate. Type O, Rh negative, and platelet donors especially needed.


A lot of things hurt—saving lives doesn’t have to.

Giving blood is an easy, practically painless way to save up to three lives in an hour.

NYBCe Stories

Sickle Cell Trait Testing

An important message from Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg

Dr. Hillyer Recognized in 2022 Notable Health Care Leaders

Dr. Hillyer's research has dramatically altered healthcare, including the way we collect cells used for bone marrow transplantation

Specialized Immunohematology & Genomic Testing

Should You Consider a New Reference Laboratory? Learn how an immunohematology reference laboratory can help

New York City Council Honors NY Blood Center for its Work to Combat Sickle Cell Disease

NYBC has a long-standing commitment to patients with sickle cell disease, serving transfusion needs

Dr. Asim Debnath Among Newly Established Network of NIAID-funded Antiviral Program

Dr. Asim K. Debnath, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Modeling and Drug Design

3 Reasons to Outsource Your Blood Bank's Laboratory Services

Specialized lab services require qualified staff and expensive equipment and reagents.

Christopher D. Hillyer, MD Named to City & State's 2022 Health Care 100 Power List

Many congratulations to NYBC Enterprises President and CEO Christopher D. Hillyer, MD

NYBC & Columbia University Conduct Groundbreaking HIV Vaccine Research Study

The study enrolls its 1st participants in trial using mRNA technology developed for the COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Yazdanbakhsh Receives NHBLI's Outstanding Investigator Award

The prestigious grant totaling $6.3M was awarded to Dr. Yazdanbakhsh for her exceptional research in sickle cell disease and transfusion therapy

NYBC Discovers Highly Potent Small Molecules With the Power to Fight COVID-19

NYBC investigators discovered a set of novel small-molecule pancoronavirus fusion inhibitors.

NYBCe Distinguished Scientist Dr. Narla Elected to ASH Leadership

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders...

NHLBI Awards $2.5 Million Grant to Dr. Larry Luchsinger to Study HSC Function

The grant will be used to complete a five-year research project...

Dr. Connie Westhoff Receives ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize

Congratulations to Connie Westhoff, PhD, NYBCe Executive Scientific Director, Immunohematology...


To recruit donors at this critical time, NYBC launches “Pint for a Pint”

Project ACHIEVE Antibody Mediated Prevention (AMP) Study

Recent results of the AMP trials showed the feasibility of blocking HIV with bimonthly infusions of broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies.

NYBC Analysis Indicates All Three FDA-Approved Vaccines Protect Against COVID-19 Variants

According to existing research, the vaccines create enough antibodies to fight the disease

NYBC Announces Plans for Center East, a State-of-the-Art Facility for Life Science Innovation

The new building will anchor and grow NYC’s life science ecosystem

NYBCe Statement on Updated FDA Guidance

We are very pleased to acknowledge the revised FDA guidelines addressing the urgent need for blood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emotional Meeting of Plasma Recipient & His Donors

Fox 5 Good Day NY's recent segment highlighted the lifesaving power of convalescent plasma donation for critical COVID-19 patients.

New York Times Article Features New Convalescent Plasma Therapy Study

Study shows the potential of plasma infusions to help save the lives of critically ill COVID-19 patients.

NYBC Awarded $15.6M Grant on Sickle Cell Transfusion Research

The grant will fund research into the impact of transfusions in patients with sickle cell disease and how to improve transfusion management.

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