Our mission is to serve our community & provide the highest quality in blood & stem sell products, donor and patient medical services, and innovative research.
New York Blood Center collects, processes and distributes blood products from blood donors for transfusion to patients in area hospitals. Volunteers are an integral part of the donation process. They welcome donors, help with registration, serve refreshments and assist our staff to ensure that blood donors have a pleasant donation experience. Volunteer opportunities exist for morning, afternoons, evenings and weekends throughout the 5 Boroughs of New York City, the Hudson Valley area, New Jersey and Long Island. Our volunteers are asked to help at two or more blood drives each month. A blood drive is either 4 1/2 or 6 hours long. They are given a schedule to choose the drives that are most convenient to their lifestyle. All volunteers are required to attend a training class before they begin. We also utilize clerical volunteers in our offices.