New York Blood Center in partnership with MTA Metro-North Railroad, hosted the 4th Annual Grand Central Terminal Blood Drive in Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall, and it proved to be the most successful drive in its history.

Hundreds of Grand Central commuters showed support for NYBC’s lifesaving mission, with nearly 300 participants lining up to donate, and for the first time in the event’s history, blood donors and other participants had the opportunity to be added to NYBC’s bone marrow registry.


L to R: Rob Purvis, Vice President, Customer Service, John Kesich, Metro-North Senior Vice President, and Katherine Betries-Kendall, Metro-North Vice President of Human Resources cut the ceremonial ribbon to kick off the Grand Central Terminal Blood Drive. 


Photo Credit: MTA/Patrick Cashin

“Support for New York Blood Center and its lifesaving mission has grown tremendously over the past year,” said NYBC President and CEO Christopher Hillyer, MD. “New Yorkers understand the importance of active participation in saving human lives – both here in the New York area and nationwide – through blood and bone marrow donation.”

Click here to check out NY1's coverage of the event.