Middletown, NY: New York Blood Center (NYBC), one of the largest independent, community-based blood centers in the world, will host a blood drive on Thursday, April 1 at The Galleria at Crystal Run to help meet an unprecedented need for blood donations in the region and throughout the country. The NYBC will be located on Level Two across from the food court making it easier for shoppers to conveniently give the gift of life while shopping. Guests are encouraged to make an appointment online or by calling 800-933-2566.
- WHERE:Level Two across from the Food Court, 1 Galleria Drive, Middletown, NY 10940
- WHEN: Thursday, April 1 from 11AM-5PM
- WHO:Blood Donors, Volunteers, and New York Blood Center Representatives
- WHY:It only takes one hour to donate, and a single donation can save multiple lives. Roughly one in seven hospital admissions require a blood transfusion. Those in need include cancer patients, accident, burn, or trauma victims, newborn babies and their mothers, transplant recipients, surgery patients, chronically transfused patients suffering from sickle cell disease or thalassemia, and many more.
“With thousands of New Yorkers getting vaccinated each day, we are thrilled to watch our state recover from this catastrophic year,” said Andrea Cefarelli, Senior Executive Director at New York Blood Center. “As New York bounces back in strides this spring, we need everyone to make an appointment and donate blood to help save lives. While the end of the pandemic is near, our struggle to fight for those in need continues.”
“The Galleria at Crystal Run is proud to continue their ongoing partnership with the New York Blood Center to help our local community members during this time of need,” said Eric Price, General Manager at Galleria at Crystal Run. “Thank you to everyone who has made an appointment for the upcoming Blood Drive.”
The NYBC is taking extra precautions to help prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19. As always, guests are not eligible to donate if they are experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection, or flu-like symptoms. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions are available here. As a reminder, Galleria at Crystal Run is taking necessary steps to ensure the safety of guests and employees by following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and Orange County. Masks and social distancing continue to be required to enter the property and guests are required to follow the center’s Healthy Shopper Guidelines.
About Galleria at Crystal Run
The Galleria at Crystal Run is the Hudson Valley’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment center and a community resource for all the tristate area. The center is anchored by Target, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods and JC Penney, while offering more than 100 retail shops. The Galleria at Crystal Run offers 6 entertainment venues and 10 onsite eateries, such as AMC Theatres, Billy Beez, The Mystery Room, Urban Air Adventure Park, Ride & Thrill, Round 1 Bowling & Amusement, 110 Grill, Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, Peru Cuisine, and the new Allan’s Mediterranean Bar & Grill. The Galleria at Crystal Run is your destination to EAT. SHOP. PLAY. Additional information regarding the Galleria at Crystal Run can be found by visiting, www.galleriacrystalrun.com.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.
About New York Blood Center
Founded in 1964, New York Blood Center (NYBC) is a nonprofit organization that is one of the largest independent, community-based blood centers in the world. NYBC, along with its operating divisions Community Blood Center of Kansas City, Missouri (CBC), Innovative Blood Resources (IBR), Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD), and Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC), collect approximately 4,000 units of blood products each day and serve local communities of more than 75 million people in the Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT), Mid Atlantic area (PA, DE, MD, VA), Missouri and Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Southern New England. NYBC and its operating divisions also provide a wide array of transfusion-related medical services to over 500 hospitals nationally, including Comprehensive Cell Solutions, the National Center for Blood Group Genomics, the National Cord Blood Program, and the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, which — among other milestones — developed a practical screening method for hepatitis B as well as a safe, effective and affordable vaccine, and a patented solvent detergent plasma process innovating blood-purification technology worldwide.