Blood Drive at Manhattan College: Thursday, July 9

There is an urgent need for blood in the Bronx and the surrounding area.

New York Blood Center logoIn conjunction with New York Blood Center, and in response to an urgent need for blood donations in the New York metropolitan area, Manhattan College will host a blood drive on Thursday, July 9 from noon to 6 p.m. in Smith Auditorium.

Due to current social distancing guidelines, donors must make an appointment in advance at No walk-ins will be allowed.

Individuals who wish to donate blood:

  • Must wear a face covering at all times
  • Will have their temperature taken upon entering the facility
  • Must be 14 days symptom free if recovered from COVID-19
  • May NOT donate blood if they had a positive diagnostic test or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • May NOT donate blood if they are currently on self-quarantine restrictions

“Blood drives are always vital events to support and benefit the health and well-being of our community,” said Conor Reidy, campus minister at Manhattan College. “New York Blood Center has been working tirelessly during the shutdown to continue to source and provide essential blood products to New Yorkers and beyond. We are happy to support them at our drive on July 9, in which we will ensure the safety of all our donors through a multitude of social distancing measures. We are so grateful for the community’s support.”

Individuals must bring their donor ID card (preferred) or a photo ID. Eat and drink well before donating blood. Parking will be provided on site.


For more information, visit or call 1-800-933-BLOOD.

By Pete McHugh