Blood transfusions help save lives—and a constant supply of fresh blood is always needed. By supporting drives to collect and distribute blood, the American Red Cross Greater New York Region serves as the bridge between generous blood donors and thousands of patients who need blood transfusions to survive an illness or accident.
Every few seconds, somewhere in the US, someone requires a pint of blood—40,000 pints are used each day. There is no synthetic substitute for whole blood; it must come from a willing donor. Yet statistics show that only 5 percent of possible donors actually roll up their sleeves to give. Give the gift of life by making an appointment to donate blood today.