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Blood centers offer free beer to donors in the face of local supply shortages

This blood is for you.

The nonprofit New York Blood Center is offering a free beer with every donation as the entire New York City area faces blood shortages.

Anyone who donates blood during "The Pint for a Pint" campaign through September 10 can redeem him a pint of beer, cider, or other drink at 25 breweries or restaurants. Receive a voucher that you can use. It cannot be cashed on the same day as the donation.

"All of our blood donation centers and drives are air-conditioned, and donating blood will be a great help in escaping the record heat," said his senior vice president at the center. his Andrea Cefarelli said in a recent news report. A release announcinginitiative .

"Even better, we're partnering with local breweries and restaurants to offer free drinks as a thank you for your donation.

A person pours a beer on tap
A pile of bags of donated blood

Bobby Daquara, owner of Greenhouse Case in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, conducted a test pilot for the Pint for Pint program in June and brought a lot. She donated over 100 and poured the same number of drinks.

"I think everyone likes beer," Dacuala told the Post. "It's the right way to say thank you for doing something good."

Daquara remembers her daughter Haley, who died at the age of 10, at Green House at her cafe. Hosted a series of blood drives called Haley's Comet.

Graphic illustration advertising the New York Blood Center's Pint for A Pint campaign from Aug. 1 through Sept.10
New York Blood Center

Incentives are always good for those who want to donate anyway. surely. "

The center last week declared a blood emergency, blaming the ongoing heatwave, summer travel, and recent rise in COVID-19 cases for declining inventories. The blood supply was at a level of 1-2 days, "well below the ideal level for 5-7 days," the release said.

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The center hosts daily drives and reportedly has 19 donor centers. to release.

Participating breweries include Westchester County's Brooklyn Brewery, Coney Island Brewing Company and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.