Working to unite New Yorkers, one pint of blood at a time

Over 100 pints of blood were donated as the Bridge Multicultural & Advocacy Project (MCP) held its second multicultural community blood drive on Sunday, April 3. The recipient of the blood: Maimonides Medical Center emergency services.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams praised the organization for its community health efforts. “Out of all the community blood drives we have, we have never received the high numbers as quickly as with the Bridge MCP,” stated Adams. “You’re doing something special, and you have it figured out.”

The Bridge MCP, which is located on Flatbush Avenue near Avenue L, has been a part of the community for the past 20 years, fighting to unite the people of every race, ethnic and cultural class in the city.

Mark Meyer Appel, the Bridge MCP founder, stressed, “This blood drive is the only blood drive in the country where Muslims, Jews and Christians are all defined as children of God and working together.”

Appel is also working with local hospital officials to create workshops and community events to aid the residents of Flatbush. “We are sponsoring community health events to encourage the multicultural community of Brooklyn to come together to save lives,” he stated.

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