New York City Wants Your Bloooodddd

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Photo: Spencer T. Tucker/nyc.gov

Among the many events Hurricane Irene ruined last weekend were a number of blood drives that were needed to replenish the city's dwindling reserve supply, which is down to just two days' worth instead of the usual three to five. Now the New York Blood Center is calling for donations, and Mayor Bloomberg himself took a needle to the arm yesterday in support. So, you know, think about chipping in. [City Room/NYT]