thanksgivng blood drive nov. 2009


For Immediate Release October 27, 2009 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 (Media only) E-mail:

Thanksgiving Blood Drive at NCC Thursday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Public Invited to Participate

Garden City, NY Nassau Community College, in conjunction with the Nassau University Medical Center, invites members of the community to make a blood donation during its Thanksgiving blood drive, scheduled for Thursday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the College Center Building.

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. Dr. 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 level 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 Dr. Friedman at 516.572.7883, or just stop in on Thursday, November 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. NCC's Thanksgiving blood drive is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa honor society (evening division), the Engineering Society of Nassau Community College and the Society of Women Engineers.

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.

About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 23,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 65 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, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.

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