Back to school blood drive sept2009

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release August 25, 2009 Contact: Alicia Steger 516-572-9634 e-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu

"Back to School" Blood Drive at Nassau Community College Public Invited to Participate 

September 22, 2009

Garden City, NY  Nassau Community College (NCC), in conjunction with Nassau University Medical Center, will host its 15th annual "Back to School" Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the NCC College Center Building. The College invites members of the community to join its efforts and become donors at our campus site.

Nassau Community College is continuing its endeavors with Nassau University Medical Center to supply a substantial percentage of the blood needs of this major trauma center. Although this is typically a busy time in the academic year, we believe it is essential to establish a pattern of blood donations early in an individual's academic experience. The drive reflects NCC'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 September 22nd and say, "I want to be a blood donor!" The process takes less than an hour and 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.

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