At New York Hospital Queens, 12,000 units of blood are needed annually for patients being treated for trauma, cancer, burns, premature births and anemia. In response to the blood shortage affecting the Queens community, New York Hospital Queens and JetBlue Airways recently teamed up for a massive blood drive effort.
New York City faces its worst blood shortage ever this summer. The Blood Donor Center of New York Hospital Queens is actively pursuing large companies and corporations in Queens for sponsorship of blood drives.
Shown above is an award presentation to Nigel Adams, vice president of Customer Service of JetBlue Airways, by Stephen Mills (r.), president and chief executive officer of New York Hospital Queens, in recognition of the corporation’s community participation in the recent blood drive at JetBlue Airways Corporate Headquarters in Forest Hills.