Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

1250 First Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Joe Licata
Manager, Blood Donor Program
212-639-8177 (Phone)

Description of Organization:

Memorial Sloan Kettering is the largest cancer center in the northeast and the largest pediatric cancers hospital in the world. The patients use more blood transfusions than do patients with any other disease. The Cancer Center transfuses more than 48,000 units of blood and platelets to patients each year many of whom are children.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Donating blood or platelets to patients. Donating is a simple procedure and you can start donating at age 16. Donating blood takes about an hour and donating platelets takes about 2 hours. Memorial Sloan Kettering offers 5 hours of free parking for anyone who drives in.

The Blood Donor Room – 212-639-7648
1250 First Avenue (between 67th/68th Streets) NYC – Schwartz Building lobby
Open Every Day
Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon 8:30am – 3:00pm
Tues 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed/Thurs – 8:30am – 7:00pm
The process for donating whole blood takes approximately1hour
The process for donating platelets takes about 2 ½ hours.

Minimum Age to Volunteer:


Offer family volunteer opportunities?