The drive kicked off a series of blood drives that will be hosted by the Borough President and facilitated by both hospitals working together at Borough Hall.
“I am thrilled that both Richmond University and Staten Island University are working together, and that so many Staten Islanders generously donated blood,” said Borough President Oddo. “The blood collected at this drive can save over 75 lives. What an incredible feat for our community.”
One blood donation can save up to three lives – lives right here on Staten Island. Donors included employees at Borough Hall, the State Courts and community members. Donors were treated to a stuffed animal, “Dr. Ted E. Bear” from RUMC, a coupon for a free pizza at Jimmy Maxx Restaurant and a T shirt commemorating the unique blood drive series.
The next blood drive in the series is scheduled for June.