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Leave for Blood Donation

Leave for Blood Donation


Section 202-j of the New York State Labor Law provides blood donation leave to employees in New York State.

All employees are entitled to either:

One three-hour unpaid leave of absence per calendar year to donate blood at an off-premises location


Paid leave two times per year to donate blood at a blood drive at your place of employment or at a time and place set by your employer.

You are required to give reasonable notice of the need for a leave for this purpose; the amount of notice required may vary depending on the circumstances. If the donation is made at an off-premises location, you may also be required to furnish the college with documentation of the donation.

You may contact Human Resources (x6090) if you have any questions.