New York Desperately Needs Blood

08/31/2011 12:14 PM |


The whole city seemed to shut down during Rainstorm Irene last weekend—including the blood drives. The New York Blood Center, which supplies 200 hospitals in the city with donated vital fluids, is now as a result down to a two-day supply, which could prove catastrophic for accident victims in need, the Times reports. “Any delay in providing sufficient amounts of appropriate blood types for victims could make a life or death difference,” the president of the city’s Health and Hospital Corporation said.

To make matters worse, the blood center’s website says the Brooklyn Donation Center by the Jay Street-Metrotech stop is closed until September 8. But several blood drives are scheduled in Brooklyn for this weekend and beyond. It might not solve the two-day crisis, but New York always needs blood.

By a rough combination of neighborhood and date; mark your Google calendars!

September 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Williamsburg Church, 231 Ainslie Street

Downtown Brooklyn
September 3, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Regal Cinemas, 106 Court Street
September 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., NYC Department of Human Resources Administration, 45 Hoyt Street
September 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Long Island University, 1 University Plaza
September 9, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Regal Cinemas, 106 Court Street

September 4, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Bleecker Street
September 14, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., 83rd Precinct, 480 Knickerbocker Avenue

September 8, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Engine Co. 207 Ladder Co. 110, 172 Tillary Street

Cypress Hills
September 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., North Brooklyn 12 Towns YMCA, 570 Jamaica Avenue

South Slope
September 11, 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Park Slope Jewish Center, 1320 Eighth Avenue

Bath Beach
September 13, 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Brooklyn Letter Carriers-Branch 41, 2262 Bath Avenue

Fort Greene
September 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brooklyn Hospital, 121 Dekalb Avenue

Cobble Hill
September 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., LICH, 339 Hicks Street

Carroll Gardens
September 15, 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., NYPD 76th Precinct, 191 Union Street

September 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Con Edison, 320 Fourth Avenue

East New York
September 16, 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Breukelen Community Center, 715 E. 105th Street

Marine Park
September 17, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Kings Plaza, 5100 Avenue U

Windsor Terrace/Kensington
September 18, 12:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Calvary Cathedral of Praise, 45 E. 8th Street

Bay Ridge
September 20, 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Greenhouse Cafe, 7717 Third Avenue

Fore more information on any of these drives, search for Brooklyn in this database or call 1-800-933-BLOOD.