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November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

February 9 - April 21, 2018


Performance: Bloodbank : Blood drive

Monday, February 18 2013
3:30 am - 9:30 am

Over the past two months, Artefacting's Bloodbank team has been speaking with residents to find out what the lifeblood of the Long Island City community is. They've engaged the Long Island City Queens community on the street and video interviewed 32 people on what blood is worth in the Bloodbank incubator space.  Residents have spoken about so much through their blood with blood recipients sharing survival stories, blood anemics sharing words of gratitude, student and youth sharing thoughts of inspiration and giving, and others sharing views on how blood is perhaps that which makes us one people.  Now the Bloodbank team will be taking these words of inspiration to the street as public art to inspire people to sign up and give blood.

Join us on February 10th from 1-7pm at "How Much Do I Owe You?" to start the street campaign for the blood drive.  Using resident's interviews about their experiences with blood as inspiration, we will be making posters to help spread the word about the event.  Join us in getting people inspired to help those in need by giving at a special artistic blood drive on February 18th from 3:30 to 9:30pm. After three months of discussing the value of blood, Artefacting and No Longer Empty are asking for everyone to give back to the Long Island City community.

The blood drive will take place at:

Avalon Riverview North- Community Room, 4-75 48th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11109.

Some things to remember before you attend!

Bring ID with signature or photo.

Minimum weight 110 lbs.

Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s

Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids

No tattoos for past 12 months

If you have any questions, contact 1-800-688-0900.


Presented in collaboration with the New York Blood Center. 

If you live, work or play in LIC and have an interest in getting involved or an idea for an event, contact the Bloodbank at 646.270.9828 or info@artefacting.com.

View the bloodbank store to support this initiative by visiting https://www.wepay.com/stores/artefacting-blood-bank

View the registry of interviews with local community members about blood and giving: http://www.artefacting.com/bloodbank/the-bloodbank-video-registry/

RSVP Related Exhibition:  How Much Do I Owe You?

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