For Immediate Release – May 1, 2019
Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College (NCC), in conjunction with New York Blood Center/Long Island Blood Services, invites members of the community to donate blood during its 23rd annual Celebrate Summer Blood Drive, scheduled for Thursday, May 16th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building.
NCC, in cooperation with the New York Blood Center/Long Island Blood Services, hopes to supply a substantial percentage of our area’s ongoing need for blood products. The drive will also reflect the College’s six times a year effort to encourage all able individuals to participate in this vital activity. Dr. Arthur Friedman, Co-Chair of the NCC Blood Drive Task Force, states, “The Memorial Day holiday begins the summer season, when traffic and other accidents typically create a high demand for blood and blood products. Many blood donors are on vacation, which decreases the pool of available donors. Therefore, it’s especially important to have an ample supply on hand.”
The donation process takes less than an hour and light refreshments will be served to participants. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old and in good health. Donors should come with some photo identification. Although small snacks will be provided, we also ask that donors eat before donating. For more information about NCC’s annual Celebrate Summer Blood Drive, please call Dr. Friedman at 516.572.7401 x2-6028.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is an institution where almost 19,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 80 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State SUNY System, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit ncc.edu.