The New York Blood Center is calling on New Yorkers to roll up their sleeves and help end an “emergency” blood shortage, as COVID continues to depress donor turnout and cancel mobile drives.

It’s also looking to make giving blood easier in Brooklyn, where the 2017 shutdown of its only donor center in the borough has been a barrier.

Since December, the Blood Center has offered donation appointments at a new pop-up storefront at 309 Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill. And within the next year, says a top official, donors will have a new permanent destination when they seek to give.

Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY New York Blood Center is urging donations, including at a new center in downtown Brooklyn. The New York Blood Center is calling on New Yorkers to roll up their sleeves and help end an “emergency” blood shortage , as COVID continues to depress donor turnout […]

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