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Casino Will Partner with the Red Cross for Additional Blood Drives in 2017

(Queens, NY) – On Thursday, December 15, Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNYC) hosted its last blood drive of the year, collecting a total of 29 units of blood. Resorts World has now surpassed its annual goal by collecting nearly 100 units of blood.  

Friday’s collection surpassed the event goal of 23 units. Almost 30 people donated and nearly half of the donors were Resorts World employees. This year, Resorts World hosted four blood drives in total, aiming to collect 93 units of blood.

“We are excited to work together with the American Red Cross to collect critical resources that enable medical professionals to save countless lives,” said Michelle Stoddart, Director of PR and Community Development at Resorts World Casino New York City. “I was ecstatic to see the results of our final blood drive, where we were able to collect 29 units of blood and surpass our goal for the year. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible support of the Ozone Park community.”

Resorts World’s next blood drive is scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2017. Two additional drives have been scheduled for July 13 and October 6. 


Guests lined up to get their blood drawn at Resorts World New York’s semi-annual blood drive.


Participants got their blood drawn at Resorts World New York’s semi-annual blood drive. 


Resorts World NYC’s Director of Financial Planning & Analysis Bill Singh got his blood drawn at the event. 


About Resorts World Casino New York City

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience while generating over $1.7 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011.  RWNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States and all four oceans through its Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises brands. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.