Winter Blood Drive for New York Blood Center

We held our firmwide Blood Drive to benefit the New York Blood Center on February 15, 2019.  Winter storms, frigid temperatures and the wide spread flu are making it harder for the communities of New York and New Jersey to maintain their critical blood supply.

Cancelled blood drives and reduced donor turnout through January have resulted in fewer blood donations then what is needed to meet the needs of patients in the hospitals served by New York Blood Center.  There is a continuous need to replenish blood supply.  You may find yourself asking, What is donated blood used for and who Receives our donations?  According to the New York Blood Center, this is how donations are generally distributed:

  • 34%- Cancer Patients and Blood Disorders
  • 19% – Patients with Anemia
  • 18% – Surgical
  • 13% – Other Medical Problems (Heart, Liver, Kidney)
  • 10% – Orthopedic
  • 4% – Obstetrics
  • 2% – Trauma and Road Accidents

We were proud to do our part and make valuable contributions to the community.  Our clients, neighbors, friends and family members are the patients that rely on the blood center and donors for life saving blood!

 

 

Dear Friends and Clients,

Our firm is dedicated to act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues. As such, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, most from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for the country we live in, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance and representation from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Marvin Anderman and the firm family of Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP