New York Blood Center

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New York Blood Center
New York Blood Center.jpg
facing south to 310 E 67th St
Founded 1964 (1964)
Type Blood bank
Coordinates 40°45′54″N 73°57′36″W / 40.7650502°N 73.96005400000001°W / 40.7650502; -73.96005400000001Coordinates: 40°45′54″N 73°57′36″W / 40.7650502°N 73.96005400000001°W / 40.7650502; -73.96005400000001

The New York Blood Center (NYBC) is a blood bank based in New York City. Established in 1964,[1] NYBC supplies blood to approximately 200 hospitals in the Northeast United States.[2]

NYBC houses the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute and the Howard P. Milstein National Cord Blood Center, a public cord blood bank named after former board member Howard Milstein.

Controversy over abandonment of research chimpanzees[edit]

In March 2015, the New York Blood Center backtracked on their commitment to permanently fund the care of 66 chimpanzees which they had captured or bred for use in experiments.[3] This action was criticized by animal welfare advocates, including The Humane Society of the United States and Jane Goodall.[4][5]


  1. ^ New York Blood Center NYBC History: The First Decade (1964–1973)
  2. ^ Hartocollis, Anemona (Jan. 28, 2015). New York Blood Donations Are Sought After Storm Disrupts Giving.New York Times. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  3. ^ Gorman, James (May 28, 2015). Chimpanzees in Liberia, Used in New York Blood Center Research, Face Uncertain Future. New York Times. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  4. ^ Rogers, Kaleigh (May 28, 2015). These Chimps Helped Us Find a Hepatitis Vaccine. Now They've Been Left to Die. Motherboard. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  5. ^ The Jane Goodall Institute. (May 29, 2015) Dr. Goodall's Open Letter to New York Blood Center Regarding the Care of Chimpanzees at the Vilab II Sanctuary in Liberia

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