New York Blood Center aims for record donations on Global Blood Heroes Day


NEW YORK — Saturday is Global Blood Heroes Day and the New York Blood Center hopes to celebrate with a new world record for donations.

It is part of a global effort to gather 50,000 blood donors in 20 countries to help reach the goal. Five thousand people in the US should give blood.

All donations made Saturday at the New York Blood Center locations count toward the record attempt.

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Earlier this month, the center declared a blood emergency in New York City due to a drop in donations.



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