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The New York Islanders are partnering with the New York Blood Center to help combat the blood shortage crisis. We need your help! Your donation can save up to three lives.

Next Drive

Thursday, January 20th 2022
UBS Arena - Great Hall (Main Entrance)
Elmont, NY
Must wear face covering & provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test (PCR within 72 hours of event or rapid within 6 hours) upon entry.
All registered donors will receive two (2) tickets to either Monster Jam (2/4, 2/5, 2/6) OR Harlem Globetrotters (2/19) while supplies last. In addition, all registered donors will be entered to win two (2) tickets to the Islanders home game on 1/27, two (2) tickets to Journey on 2/25, and two (2) tickets to Marc Anthony on 3/25. Donors must check-in at the Islanders table to redeem.

Donor Eligibility

Be prepared for your appointment:
  • Bring your blood donor card or ID with signature or photo
  • Regardless of vaccination status, ALL donors MUST wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose. In addition, donors need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (PCR within 72 hours of appointment or rapid test within 6 hours) to enter UBS Arena.
  • You must be 14 days symptom-free if you recently recovered from COVID-19
  • May NOT donate if you have a positive diagnostic test or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • May NOT donate if you have been told to self-quarantine due to exposure risk, including travel. New York Blood Center follows current State and CDC travel recommendations.
  • If you are unsure whether to donate, or if you have donated recently and you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or you test positive for COVID-19, please contact us at 800.688.0900.
  • Minimum weight to donate is 110 lb.
  • Ages 17-75 are eligible to donate blood (Donors who are age 16 must have parental permission.)
  • Ages 76+ must provide a doctor's note
  • Eat well before your appointment and drink plenty of fluid
  • For additional information, please visit:

Our Partner


Call: 516-501-6700x4