The Clemente Center Hosts Blood Drive Today

Posted on: March 16th, 2021 at 5:08 am by

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The Lower East Side is in need of some blood.

Today, the Clemente Soto Velez Center hopes to help with that, by hosting its third community blood drive. Currently there are only 27 donors signed up for today’s drive, compared to 140 donors back in June. Thus, they are encouraging all New Yorkers who are able to donate blood to do so.

It’s no surprise that the city’s blood supply is incredibly low, given the relentlessness of COVID-19 over the past year; many companies and non-profits have been unable to hold the large blood drives that local blood centers often rely upon.

NY Blood Center is providing the mobile site for the drive, and has seamlessly adapted to comply with safe, socially distant protocol in these pandemic times. It runs today, from 11am – 3pm, in the Flamboyan Theater (107 Suffolk Street). Donors must make an appointment (walk-ins only if room capacity and appointment scheduling permits).

To schedule an appointment, click here.

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