The NYPD and New York Book Center are teaming up to collect much-needed and life-saving contributions.
Donors can schedule a donation next week at:
• the 107th Precinct, at 71-01 Parsons Blvd. in Pomonok, on June 9 from 12 to 6 p.m. and
• the 115th Precinct, at 92-15 Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights, on June 9 and 10 from 12 to 6 p.m.
The blood center is asking donors to self-screen before coming in to donate. Those with fever or other symptoms of Covid-19, including cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; who had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having Covid-19 in the last 14 days; or who have been diagnosed with or suspected of having it (until 28 days after the illness has resolved) are asked not to donate. The blood center does not test for the coronavirus.
Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with written consent from a guardian, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors over 76 can participate if they meet eligibility criteria and provide a physician’s letter.