Staten Island Newborn in Need of O-Blood & Platelets

Andrew J. Lanza

August 01, 2013

Staten Island twins Joseph and Ryan Perrotta were born to SI PI Inspector Joseph Perrotta and his wife Kristie on July 3, 2013. At birth Joseph weighed 4 lbs. 5oz; Ryan 1 lb. 10 oz. After 5 days Joseph was able to go home but Ryan remained in the NICU, facing several challenges. He not only has a partially collapsed lung, but also fluid on the lung. Yesterday he had surgery and is stabilized for now, fighting to get better.        

  • What Ryan needs: O- blood (O negative) and any type platelets
  • Ryan is at SI University Hospital North 718-226-9428
  • Appointments are necessary, please call ahead and mention that the donation is for Ryan Perrotta

Even if you are not a match, every time you donate blood you save three lives.

Please keep Ryan in your thoughts with hope that each day brings him renewed strength.