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Statement from Mayor de Blasio on Blood Shortage

January 28, 2015

“New York City’s blood supply is experiencing a shortage due to cancellations related to inclement weather. I urge healthy New Yorkers to help us rebuild our blood bank and set aside less than one hour of their time to donate blood—it’s not painful, you will get a free basic medical exam, and most importantly, you can help save many lives. Anyone interested in donating should call (800) 933-BLOOD (2566) or visit”

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