Borough President James Oddo announced today his office will co-sponsor a 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive with the New York Blood Center in honor of those 275 Staten Islanders lost 19 years ago. The blood drive will take place, Friday, September 11 from 1pm-7pm at the Staten Island Donor Center (2791 Richmond Ave.). Donors are strongly encouraged to make appointments.
“This blood drive is a great opportunity to honor those we lost on that tragic day 19 years ago, while at the same time giving back to our community in need. Thank you to our friends at the New York Blood Center for partnering with us to recognize such a trying day for our community in this way,” said Borough President Oddo.
Donors temperatures will be taken prior to being allowed to start the donation process. Donors must wear a face covering. Recent travel may prevent you from donating blood due to quarantine restrictions from the State of New York.
"This year, we honor the lives lost in the September 11th attacks by donating blood and saving the lives of others," said Andrea Cefarelli, Senior Executive Director of Recruitment & Marketing for New York Blood Center. "Thank you Staten Island Borough President James Oddo for hosting this blood drive and encouraging your community to come out and donate. As COVID-19 continues to present obstacles, we need everyone who is healthy and able to visit our donor centers and blood drives across the city."
To make an appointment, visit https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/282890 or call Jenn McCorry at 516-477-5872.