Motorcycle gang revs up blood donations with blood drive honoring friend

<p>Members of the motorcycle community organized a blood drive Saturday afternoon in honor of a friend who almost lost her life in a motorcycle accident.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2018, 2:55 AM

Updated 1,952 days ago

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Members of the motorcycle community organized a blood drive Saturday afternoon in honor of a friend who almost lost her life in a motorcycle accident.
Adriana de Cervantes, a mother of two, says she's lucky to be alive. She says she recently returned home from the hospital after getting hit by a car two months ago.
De Cervantes tells News 12 that she was riding her motorcycle when it happened and that a blood transfusion saved her life.
“It’s important to give blood year-round,” says organizer Christina Davis. “So we really wanted to encourage people to come out and donate.”
The event is run by a group called the Miss-Fires, a network of women who ride motorcycles.
The group worked with the New York Blood Center to organize a mobile blood donation center parked outside of a motorcycle dealership in Williamsburg.
Riders from around the city came out to support the cause.
Experts say the colder months are typically when blood reserves dip, with fewer people turning up at blood donation centers or becoming sick and unable to donate. But they say it’s critical to keep reserves up all year round.

 


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