New York Blood Center, Inc. Overview
Programs: NYBC operates nearly 40 permanent donation centers and conducts over 30 mobile blood drives per day in five regions (Brooklyn/Staten Island, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New Jersey and New York City) collecting close to 500,000 donations per year to serve the needs of potentially 20 million people in New York and New Jersey.NYBC operates a 24-hour hotline, maintaining an inventory of frozen rare blood for patients around the world with special transfusion needs, and performing specialized clinical patient transfusion services within hospitals and surgical suites.Our Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute (LFKRI) has pushed the organization to new heights in knowledge about and discoveries related to blood and blood-related diseases. There is promising on-going research, investigation, and information sharing related to blood that spans chemistry, biology, molecular studies, genetics, virology, immunology and epidemiology. The 140 researchers supporting these programs have important and fascinating stories to share.Our partnership with the Hemophilia Services Consortium helps deliver needed clotting factors directly to local hemophilia patients each day. We are home to the National Cord Blood Program (NCBP), the world?s first and largest public cord blood bank, which makes available a life-saving alternative for patients who need a bone marrow transplant to survive but cannot find a genetically compatible donor. We serve as the regional arm for the National Marrow Donor Program, which since its inception in 1989 has helped recruit close to 200,000 potential bone marrow donors and facilitated over 600 bone marrow transplants.
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