Step 1 - Determine your eligibility

  • See if you are eligible to donate by clicking here πŸ™‹‍♀️

Step 2 - Find a donation center πŸ₯

  • NYC, click here

  • Outside of NYC, click here

Step 3 - Make an appointment πŸ“… 

Guidelines for NY Blood Center, but American Red Cross will be similar:.

  • Enter your zip code (10029 for Aron Hall).

  • Ensure that “Mobile Drives” and “Donation Centers” are set to “Yes”.

  • Click Schedule next to desired location (for Sinai students, nearest location is 67th St. on East side)

  • On the calendar, click WHOLE BLOOD (most needed currently) on the day you would like to donate.

    • If they determine you cannot give whole blood, they will check eligibility for giving other blood products at the center)

  • Select time slot for donation.

  • Complete necessary online forms before your appointment. And you’re set!

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Mount Sinai Blood Drive (May 2020)

  • We will also be hosting a blood drive mid-May if you are interested in donating at that time.

  • If you'd like to sign up to donate, please click here

Step 5 - #OneHourOneLife 

  • During your appointment, expect a brief pre-donation assessment (vitals, mini physical exam, questionnaire) to be given at the beginning.

  • Keep track of how many liters you’ve donated (for sharing, see below).

  • Remember how amazing of a human being you are for taking time and tissue out of your body in this crisis and giving it to those who need it.

Step 6 - Share your experience with us! πŸ“Έ

  • Fill out a Donor Form to help us keep track of all of your incredible generosity, and to enter yourself into upcoming raffles!

  • If you would like to be featured on our Instagram page (@COVIDBloodResponse), feel free to take a picture of yourself with the hashtag #OneHourOneLife and tag us to be reposted!

  • Also feel free to send along any selfies, videos, or anything else you'd like to share about your experience that you'd want others to know!

Step 4 - Prepare for your appointment πŸ’†‍♂️ 

  • AVOID: caffeine for one day (affects iron levels) β˜•οΈ

  • DO: drink plenty of water before and day of πŸ’¦

  • DO: bring your photo ID 🎫

  • DO: email Sulaiman Somani (Sulaiman.somani@icahn.mssm.edu) to get Mount Sinai Uber account access if you don’t have it already πŸš•

  • See if you are eligible to donate by clicking here πŸ™‹‍♀️