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Employee Blood Program

DCAS administers the NYC Employee Blood Program, an education program & voluntary blood donor group in partnership with the New York Blood Center (NYBC) since 1965. Through this program, our participating agencies host, promote, and coordinate blood drives across the city to insure maximum participation among City employees.

URGENT: Due to current blood shortages, employees who donate blood at New York City Blood Center donation sites during the COVID-19 pandemic will be granted three hours of compensatory time.

For guidelines, or to find a location or schedule an appointment to donate, see below:

Guidelines for the Supplemental NYC Employee Blood Program During COVID-19

To learn more about the process, including how to prepare and what to expect, review this five-step Donation Process.

Donor Eligibility Requirements

For the latest information on donor eligibility, contact New York Blood Center or call the NYBC Special Donor Services Line at:  1-800-688-0900.

Benefits of Donating

Donate to Save Lives

Employee Blood Program - Join the City Donor Corps

Personnel Policy & Procedure No. 440-5: Time Off for Employees Who Donate Blood

Currently active City employees may contact the NYC Employees Blood Program using this form.

If you are retired from City service, you can call NYCEBP at DCAS at (212) 386-0552 or (212) 386-0689, or write to:

NYC Employee Blood Program
Department of Citywide Administrative Services
1 Centre Street
21st Floor South
New York, NY 10007

You may also call 311 and ask for the NYC Employee Blood Program. If you are calling from outside of NYC, call 212-NEW-YORK.