spring blood drive 2009


For Immediate Release February 23, 2009 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu

Annual Spring Blood Drive Public Invited to Participate

Thursday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Garden City, NY Nassau Community College, in conjunction with Nassau University Medical Center, invites members of the community to make a blood donation during its annual spring blood drive, scheduled for Thursday, March 19, from 9:00 a.m. to4:30 p.m. in the College Center Building. Community support for blood donation must be sustained to assure our collective security.

NCC, along with Nassau University Medical Center, hopes to supply a substantial percentage of our area's ongoing need for blood products. The drive also reflects the College's six times a year effort to encourage all able individuals to participate in this vital activity. Professor Arthur Friedman, Co-Chair of the NCC Blood Drive Task Force, states, “Through our educational efforts to increase the number of blood donors, and our own contributions, the College hopes we will help meet a substantial amount of the community's blood needs. We look forward to working in partnership with community residents in this much needed blood drive.” Make an appointment to give blood by calling Professor Friedman at 516.572.7883, or just stop in on Thursday, March 19 and say, “I want to be a blood donor.” The donation process takes less than an hour and refreshments will be served to participants. This blood drive is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the Engineering Society of Nassau Community College.

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.

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