Over 25 years ago, Bikur Cholim partnered with Maimonides Medical Center and originated the Boro Park Community Blood Drives. The advent of HIV and other viruses has generated considerable concern about transfusions. Bikur Cholim has implemented a sophisticated blood drive initiative with regular community donation to the Maimonides Blood Bank. Additionally, hundreds of donors are sent yearly, free of charge, to area hospitals as designated donors to individuals requiring blood for surgery, etc.