On Tuesday April 6th, the New York Blood Center and The City College of New York will hold a Blood Drive and Marrow Registration Drive for Emil Temple, a college student from the Bronx suffering from a rare but serious form of bone marrow failure.
Countless blood and platelet transfusions are giving Emil a fighting chance until he finds a match. Please join in the efforts to help save Emil!
Blood and Marrow Drive
To sign up, go to nybc.org/drive and search sponsor code 02844 or call New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-2566.
About Emil: in September 2020 he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a life-threatening condition where bone marrow stops producing enough new blood cells. He is in desperate need of a stem cell transplant to survive.
Being half Dominican and half Panamanian makes finding a donor challenging. Emil has no matched siblings, and his mom is only a half match. Patients are most likely to match someone who shares their ethnic background.
To donate blood you must bring photo ID, NYBC donor card or donor ID # if you have one.
Face covering is required before entering the building.
Eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating. For eligibility information visit nybc.org/eligibility.
Do not donate if you have:
NY Blood Center does not test for COVID-19. Please contact your health care provider if you want to be tested.