New York Blood Center Rings NYSE Closing BellMay 26th, 2011
Howard Milstein, Chairman, along with other representatives of the New York Blood Center, joined members of the U.S. armed forces to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange on May 26, 2011. The ceremony marked the launch of the New York Blood Center’s “Military Community Blood Program.”
Also at the bell podium were Dr. Christopher Hillyer, New York Blood Center President and CEO; New York Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano; and members of the U.S. armed forces.
The Military Community Blood Program allowed New Yorkers to join sailors and Marines in donating blood aboard the U.S.S. Iwo Jima and at the U.S. Navy’s Stapleton Homeport on Staten Island during Fleet Week New York City 2011. Each donor received a specially minted commemorative New York Blood Center military donor challenge coin to recognize their giving alongside the brave members of the U.S. armed forces.