NY Blood Center offering pint of beer to those who donate pint of blood
New York Blood Center kicked off its second annual Pint for a Pint campaign. For each pint of blood donated, donors will receive a free voucher to use for a beverage at participating locations throughout the tristate.
New York Blood Center account manager Javier Jiménez says it is more difficult to find blood donors during the summer months.
“Keep in mind the 67% of the population is eligible to donate, but only 2% of people do it on a daily basis,” Jiménez said.
18th Ward Brewing company based in Williamsburg is partnering with New York Blood Center for a second year in a row.
"My sister needed a blood transfusion when she was born, and my uncle needed one with a kidney transplant. So, it wasn’t a question," says Jordan Beldner, owner of 18 Ward Brewing.
The Pint for a Pint campaign began Aug. 1 and will run until Sept. 10.