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(Queens, NY) – Resorts World Casino New York City and the American Red Cross hosted a successful blood drive on April 19th, potentially saving up to 69 lives. Twenty-six donors – including many members of the Resorts World Casino staff – participated in the event. A total of 23 units of blood was collected, including seventeen pints of Whole Blood and an additional six units from three PowerRed donations.

**Photos of the event can be found here. (Please credit Resorts World Casino New York City)

The American Red Cross supplies approximately 40% of the nation’s blood in addition to providing essential services to victims of disasters inducing shelter, food, water, and support. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood and platelets for those in need of transfusions and the Red Cross needs more than 13,000 blood donations per day for patients in need. All participating donors received a $10 Resorts World Casino New York City coupon valid at all retail and dining outlets.

This blood drive marked the first of the year in Resorts World’s six-year partnership with the American Red Cross.

The next blood drive scheduled at Resorts World is on September 13th from 12:30pm – 5:30pm. 

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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 $2 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011.  RWCNYC 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, Dream 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.