At New York Blood Center (NYBC), we focus on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. As we work to meet and exceed the growing needs of our diverse communities and further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, our impact on local, national, and global communities continues to expand. The coordinated leadership of NYBCs geographic blood services operations ensures some 2,000 units of blood products are collected each day and distributed to more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Our National Cord Blood Program at the Howard P. Milstein National Cord Blood Center has distributed cord blood units throughout the U.S. and internationally, with more than 4,900 units shipped to 220-plus transplant centers in 38 countries spanning six continents. World-class researchers at NYBCs Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute lead the way in pioneering blood research focused on global health issues, from HIV and hepatitis to malaria and thalassemia. NYBCs commitment to excellence translates into improved efficiency, enhanced products and services, and greater attention to the needs of our patientsthe cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborn babies and delivering mothers, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, organ transplant recipients, and many others who depend on a safe, plentiful, and ready supply of blood products to survive. As one of the largest community-based blood, cellular therapy and transfusion medicine research centers in the world, we are confident that, along with your support and participation, we will continue to save lives and strengthen communitieslocally, nationally, and across the globe.