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Richmond University Medical Center Hosts Halloween Themed Blood Drive

November 10, 2021

Over 42 Units of Blood Collected Thanks to Nearly 40 Donors

On October 30, Richmond University Medical Center hosted a Halloween themed blood drive at its Family Health Center, located at 800 Castleton Avenue. Close to 40 individuals donated blood, resulting in a collection of 42 units. The units have the potential to help save the lives of over 100 people who may be in need of transfusions or blood products. The drive was organized by the hospital’s medical students.

“In light of the pandemic the need for blood has never been greater,” Ana Mendez, MD, chief of ambulatory pediatrics, said. Dr. Mendez supervised the blood drive. “People who take time from their busy schedules to donate blood are helping patients and saving many lives. We are grateful to our staff, medical students and the community members who answered the call to donate. The gift of blood is the gift of life.”

RUMC’s Family Health Center provides a wide range of healthcare services for the community including primary care, pediatrics, neurology, cancer care, immunizations, HIV testing, chronic care management, and behavioral health support. To make an appointment, call 718-818-4570. For more information

Medical student Jay Singh donates blood.
Veronika Stefani medical student; Dr. Ana Mendez, Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics; medical student Nicholas Sheets; and AnnMarie Brown, Blood Bank Manager.
Dr. Ana Mendez, Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics;  and Pediatric Resident Dr. Suleiman Essoh.

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