Lincoln Center continues its partnership with the New York Blood Center for our 10th community blood drive. New York Blood Center recently announced a blood emergency. The region’s blood supply is dangerously low, and there’s a critical need for donors to meet the need. Fewer large blood drives due to the pandemic have resulted in a serious shortage. Blood donation is essential to treat a wide range of chronic, acute, and emergency medical conditions across all communities. Donating blood is safe, easy and vital to those who need it, and every donation can save three lives. Stop by during the day or during new extended early evening hours and enjoy live music by musicians from The Juilliard School from 2:00pm–4:00 pm and 5:00pm–7:00pm. Help your fellow New Yorkers in need and sign up to donate blood today!

• Bring photo ID or NYBC donor card.
• Face covering is required before entering the blood drive.
• Eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

Do not donate if you have:
• a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing)
• had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days
• been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 until 14 days after your illness has resolved

NOTE: Close contact is defined by the CDC as being within 6 feet of an infected individual for a prolonged period of time.

To learn more about the importance of donating during this time and to answer your questions regarding COVID-19, please visit

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month
At this blood drive, all donations will be screened for sickle cell trait, an important process that can help donors and patients alike.

There are about 2.5 million people in America with sickle cell trait. It is inherited, and many individuals are not aware that they carry it. Sickle cell trait is not sickle cell disease, and it can never become sickle cell disease. However, people with sickle cell trait might be at risk of having a baby with sickle cell disease. Health experts recommend that individuals learn their sickle cell trait status and consult their medical provider on what it means for them.

Individuals with sickle cell trait are eligible to donate blood. This additional screening will help identify compatible blood types more quickly to help people with sickle cell disease and provide donors an additional health insight.


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Experience at 212-875-5456 or [email protected].