City College of New York Blood and Marrow Drive - LOCATION CHANGE, SEE EVENT DETAILS
City College of New York is sponsoring a Blood and Marrow Registration Drive for Emil Temple, a college student from the Bronx suffering from life-threating blood disease. Countless blood and platelet transfusions are giving Emil a fighting chance until he finds a match. Please join us in our efforts to help save Emil!
City College of New York Blood and Marrow Drive Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 North Academic Center Flex Room (NEW LOCATION AS OF 4/5/2021) --160 Convent Avenue, NY NY 10031 10 AM – 4 PM
Appointments are encouraged, to schedule yours CLICK HERE or call New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-2566. Walk-ins will be allowed if schedule and room capacity permits.
About Emil, in September 2020 he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and 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 blood drive. Eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating. For eligibility information visit nybc.org/eligibility
Do not donate if you have:
- A fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing)
- Had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of Having COVID-19 in the last 14 days
- Been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 until 14 days after your illness has resolved
NOTE: Close contact is defined by CDC as being within 6 feet of an Infected individual for a prolonged period of time.
NY Blood Center does not test for COVID-19. Please contact your health care provider if you want to be tested.