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Chief Ronald Spadafora is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. His treatment will require regular blood and platelet transfusions.

Chief Spadafora and his family would deeply appreciate your donation of blood and/or platelets and requests that you also ask others to donate. All donations that are not used by him will be released for use to other patients, many of whom are children.

To benefit Chief Spadafora, all designated donations must be made in the Blood Donor Room of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Please visit for complete information about donor eligibility and the donation process for blood or platelets .

For answers to questions and to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you, please contact:
Joe Licata - 212-639-8177 Manager, Blood Donor Program licata j@

Appointments are necessary- All blood types are acceptable

The Blood Donor Room -212-639-7648
1250 First Avenue (between 67th/68thStreets) NYC – Schwartz Building lobby
Open Every Day
Fri Sat Sun Mon 8:30am – 3:00pm Tues Wed Thurs 8:30am – 7:00pm

The process for donating whole blood takes approximately 1 hour.
The process for donating platelets takes about 2 1/2 hours.

FREE Donor Parking -
Somerset Parking Garage, 1365 York Avenue -entrance on 72nd Street, N.W.corner