The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center needs your help in the fight against cancer. There are a number of ways your help can make a difference in winning this fight.

Make a Donation

Make a donation to the HICCC or the research of a specific type of cancer.

Donate Blood and Platelets

Patients with cancer often require transfusions of blood products during their care such as red blood cells and platelets. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center’s Transfusion Service maintains an adequate supply for our patients through multiple sources including the New York Blood Center. Donating blood products to the New York Blood Center will help patients at NYP/CUMC and the surrounding region. More information can be found here.


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital volunteers are warm and caring individuals who give back to their community. Volunteers offer their time, talent and dedication throughout the hospital in patient care and clerical settings, providing an extra dimension of care to our patients and families. Volunteers are a vital part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital with more than 3000 volunteers currently serving across our five locations and 400 to 500 on any given day at Columbia University Medical Center. Our volunteers come from unique backgrounds but are commonly interested in helping others. The care they provide is invaluable to patients and families.

Volunteers are asked to give a minimum of four hours a week for at least six months. There are a variety of volunteer roles to fit individual time schedules, abilities and interests. Volunteers may work directly with patients with or without a diagnosis of cancer or choose to work behind-the-scenes in clerical positions throughout the hospital.

More information on volunteering can be found here.