All the children of the right families are members!
— BobiAnne to Bliss about entering the Commitee.

The Committee, or the New York Blood Bank as known by the mortals, is the Blue Blood shorthand for the vast number of charitable causes, educational institutions and foundations that are run by the Coven membership. The Commitee has been responsible for the preservation of some of New York's most important landmarks and has funded many of the city's most prestigious cultural institutions.



With Trinity Burden Force at the helm of the project, the Committee was founded in an attempt to regulate the doings of all vampires in North America. 


All the Blue Blood families from the North American coven are invited to join in. Invitations, in fact, are issued at age fifteen, when the Transformation begins. Upon acceptance, the youngest members are inducted as junior members.

More experienced members, however, are called Wardens.


The Committee is responsible for several things, among which:

  • setting up the rules according to which all members must abide, especially in regards to the consumption of blood and the visibility of such activities, in order to prevent innocent Red Bloods from discovering the existence of the vampires.
  • teaching the youngest members of the Committee about their history, their powers and training them.


  • Under Lawrence Van Alen's short tenure as Regis, human Conduits were officially able to join the Committee and be members, equal to the Blue Blood Wardens. But it was revoked by Forsyth Llewellyn when Lawrence died.