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Autologous Blood Donation

Do I need to donate blood?

In the case you need blood during or after your surgery, an autologous blood donation or giving yourself blood, may be necessary. Your surgeon will tell you if it is likely that you will need a blood transfusion during your hospital stay.

Your Appointment to Donate Blood

If you are donating blood for your surgery, your physician’s office will schedule the necessary appointments at the New York Blood Center's upper east side location at 310 E. 67th Street in New York City.

Please Note: If you have a cardiac or medical condition for which you are being monitored by a doctor, please obtain a note from your doctor giving you permission to donate your own blood for your upcoming procedure.

Courtesy Car

The Hospital maintains a courtesy car for patient transportation to the New York Blood Center.

It runs weekdays only from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM except between 12:00 - 12:30 PM.

For pick-up, call extension 1799 from a courtesy phone at HSS or 212.606.1799 from outside the Hospital.