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As Pandemic Destroys Traditional Blood Drive Model, 75% of Incoming Supply is Threatened

NYBC is calling on the community to make appointments to visit donor centers as COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the process of donating blood.



NYBC is now increasing the nation’s supply of convalescent plasma by collecting donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19. NYBC will collect, process the plasma for infusion, and maintain a bank for hospitals to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections. We are asking all eligible donors to come forward so we can treat as many patients as possible.


On your way to donate? Don't forget a mask!

To protect our staff and donors, donors must wear a mask or face covering when presenting to donate.

NYBCe News

Plasma Recipient Meets Donor Who Helped Save His Life

Scott Cohen recently shared a heartwarming moment with his convalescent plasma donor Abbie Park when they met for the first time.

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.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio & Wife Donate During Blood Emergency

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray answered the emergency call for donors, giving blood at our Center East Donor Center.

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.

NYBCe is on the Front Line of the Fight Against Coronavirus

Our dedicated staff is working 24/7 to fight COVID-19 and stop this horrible pandemic.

NYC Mayor Encourages Recovered COVID-19 Patients to Donate Plasma

Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on recovered COVID-19 patients to help save the lives of fellow New Yorkers.

Gov. Cuomo Stresses Urgent Need for Convalescent Plasma Donations

Gov. Cuomo appeals to those who have recovered from COVID-19 to help save the lives of patients with the virus.

New York Times Article Highlights Plasma Usage to Fight Coronavirus

NYBCe's Dr. Sachais is interviewed about plasma used experimentally on an emergency basis to treat coronavirus patients.

TIME® Features Blood Plasma Treatment for Coronavirus

The story highlights NYBCe as the first organization in the U.S. to collect plasma from COVID-19 patients to use as a possible treatment for the virus

Dr. Oz Stresses the Urgent Need for Healthy Donors to Roll Up Their Sleeves

Dr. Oz and his family donate blood at the New York Blood Center, showing how safe and rewarding the process is.

1010 WINS Interview Highlights Plasma Usage to Fight Coronavirus

NYBCe's Dr. Bruce Sachais discusses the potentially life saving treatment of convalescent plasma donation.

PIX11 News Interviews NYBCe Chief Medical Officer About Potential COVID-19 Treatment

Dr. Sachais explains how recovered COVID-19 patients can donate plasma so the virus antibodies can be used to treat people battling the novel virus.

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