Past Event

"New Life, New Beginnings" Spring Blood Drive

April 11, 2021
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, 606 W. 115 St., New York, NY 10025 Rennert Hall

The Columbia community is invited to help save lives during our annual “New Life, New Beginnings” spring blood drive campaign across our campuses.  Donating blood is essential to community health, and the need for blood products is constant.  With the ongoing pandemic, we are especially committed to helping others in meaningful ways, by helping to ensure a steady supply of blood and blood products to meet the needs of patient care.  Our community partner, the New York Blood Center, has announced a blood emergency one year into the coronavirus pandemic, as the region’s blood supply is dangerously low.  More than ever, blood donors from Columbia are desperately needed to give hope and strength to patients in need of lifesaving blood.

One single pint can save THREE lives!

The Blood Drives are open to Faculty, Staff and Students (CUID) only and, due to the current public health crisis and social distancing rules, donors must make an appointment to schedule a donation at  or call NYBC at (800) 933-2566. (Walk-ins only if room capacity and appointment scheduling permits.). 

The Staff at the NYBC has been trained to manage the donations of blood safely during the pandemic, in compliance with CDC, NYS, NYC and Columbia Coronavirus protocols.  Only Columbians with the COVID-19 Symptom Attestation Green Pass will be admitted to donate.  

Register to donate:

Thursday, April 1st
11:00am – 5:00pm
Columbia Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive, 2nd Floor Seminar Ballroom
(Enter via Wien Hall Gate on West 116th Street between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Dr.)
In conjunction with Columbia Red Cross Club

Thursday, April 8th
10:00am – 4:00pm
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
50 Haven Avenue Main Lounge
In conjunction with Mailman Graduate Student Association & CUIMC Facilities /Operations

Sunday, April 11th
10:30am – 3:00pm
Kraft Center for Jewish Life
606 West 115th Street, Lower level 1 (Rennert Hall)
Hosted by Columbia/Barnard Hillel

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Contact Information

Junior Benjamin