Bloomberg, Quinn host blood drive at City Hall

The News Leader

February 16, 2010 11:55:48 AM PST
The recent snow storms have virtually shut down collections of blood at many places in our area, so now there's a critical shortage. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn rolled up their sleeves Tuesday to help.

They hosted a drive for the New York Blood Center on short notice in the blue room at City Hall.

Center officials estimate that because of the storm, some 1,500 donations were not made.

New York Blood Center is one of the nation's largest non-profit, community-based blood centers. It has been providing safe, adequate and reliable blood supply to almost 200 hospitals, serving 20 million people, in greater New York since 1964. New Yorkers who would like to donate blood to the New York Blood Center should call 311 or 1-800-933-BLOOD.