Help Save Lives

Donate Blood

One pint of blood can save up to three lives.

Donate Blood

Carly - Blood Recipient

Carly, age 16 from Queens, was diagnosed with leukemia at age seven and had a relapse at age 12. She received many transfusions.

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Where to Donate

Donor centers in your neighborhood and almost 50 blood drives a day in NY, NJ and beyond.

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Donor Advantage Program

Each time you save lives by making a blood, platelet or plasma donation you’ll earn Advantage points redeemable for a wide variety of gifts or gift cards.

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Who You Help

There are lots of people alive today because of blood donors like you.


Can I Donate Blood?

Most people are eligible to donate life-saving blood.


Prepare to Donate

Donating is pretty easy…and we have some tips to make it even easier.


Know Your Blood Type

If you’re blood type is O-Negative, you’re a “Universal Donor,” because your blood can be transfused into anyone in an emergency.

Who You Help

Acacia Puleo, Blood Recipient

Acacia Puleo suffered from liver disease and needed daily blood transfusions to help save her life.

Lauren Young, Blood and Heart Recipient

Lauren Young is healthy today thanks to the donated blood that saved her life before and during her heart transplant surgery.

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Thanks to @_mamamina_  for taking the time to save lives with us faithfully...every 56 days! #newyorkbloodcenter #nybloodcenter \u30fb\u30fb\u30fb\nLiterally fought #BloodSweatAndTears Brought 3/4 of my kids with me to the #BloodDrive every 56 days faithful I donate blood. Thank you @newyorkbloodcenter for accommodating to my kids, especially for being autism friendly. It wasn\u2019t easy...if this isn\u2019t dedication I don\u2019t know what is. #MissionAccomplished #BloodDonor #SavingLives #NewYorkBloodCenter #GetItDone
Beauty, brains and compassion for those in need...thank you MISS LONG ISLAND @vaninamcwilliams for saving lives and supporting the cause \U0001f489\U0001f451\u2764\ufe0f\U0001f30f #nybloodcenter #newyorkbloodcenter \u30fb\u30fb\u30fb\nEvery three seconds someone needs blood. Donate @newyorkbloodcenter ,@americanredcross, wherever! There is a blood shortage. Make an impact, help save a life. #elitemisslongislandearth
Saving lives with us on a Saturday?  Your in good company! This is our newest Blood Hound @ellies_adventures18 stopping by to thank and encourage you.  #Repost @ellies_adventures18. #nybloodcenter #newyorkbloodcenter \U0001f489\u2764\ufe0f\U0001f436\n\u30fb\u30fb\u30fb\nEllie says donate blood to save lives!  I would donate but they don't take Type DoggO positive\n\n@newyorkbloodcenter