Public is encouraged to give blood at Borough Hall Blood Drive; Richmond University Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital will partner to collect blood

Staten Island, NY –Borough President James S. Oddo is pleased to announce the next in the series of Borough Hall Blood Drives to benefit the needs of patients at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). The blood drive will be held on Tuesday, April 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room 125. It is the eighteenth of a series of blood drives that have been hosted by the Borough President and facilitated by both hospitals working together.

Every few seconds, someone in the United States needs a life-saving blood transfusion. There is no substitute for blood. Therefore, hospitals rely on healthy adults to donate blood. No appointment is necessary to donate.

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The office’s February blood drive saw 70 potential donors, with each hospital collecting 27 units of blood.

“I am thrilled that Richmond University and Staten Island University are continuing to work together to help all Staten Islanders with this blood drive,” said Borough President Oddo. “One blood donation can save up to three lives. The procedure takes less than an hour and is completely safe.”

The next blood drive in the series is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6th.