Blood and Platelet Donations Needed

Mannes Friedman is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. His treatment requires regular blood and platelet transfusions. Mannes and his family would deeply appreciate your donation of blood or platelets and requests you ask others you know to donate.

Donations not used by Mannes will be released for use by other patients many of whom will be children. Please visit for complete information about donor eligibility and the donation process. For answers to questions and to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you please CALL:
Mary Thomas @ 212-639-3335 Coordinator, Blood Donor Program Email:

Designated donations for Mannes must be made in the Blood Donor Room of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Appointments are necessary. All blood types are acceptable.

The Blood Donor Room Is Open Every Day
1250 1st Avenue NYC, NY (between 67th/68th St)
Schwartz Building Lobby
Fri Sat Sun Mon 8:30am – 3:00pm
Tues Wed Th 8:30am – 7:00pm

FREE parking is available for donors at garage on 66th Street at the corner of York Avenue.
The process for donating whole blood takes approximately 1 hour. The process for donating platelets takes about 2 1/2 hours.

2 comments on “Blood and Platelet Donations Needed

  1. I’m not in the NY area, but I frequently donate blood and platelets at my local center. As indicated, platelets take a while. They do everything they can to make you comfortable. My location offers TVs, VCRs, and DVD players posistioned to watch while donating. I usually bring a good book to read (now currently working my way through Rabbi Telushkin’s “Jewish Literacy.”) It’s a great feeling when you leave knowing how much you do. It takes 6-8 regular (whole blood) donations for one platelet transfusion. A platelet donor can supply 1-3 transfusions in a single donation.

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