Mid-Winter Blood Drive


For Immediate Release: December 30, 2010Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 E-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/newsreleases Sixteenth Annual Midwinter Blood Drive at Nassau Community College

January 19Garden City, NY - Nassau Community College, in conjunction with Nassau University Medical Center, will host its 16th annual Midwinter Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Tower Building on the NCC campus. NCC invites members of the community to join our efforts and become donors.Nassau Community College is continuing its joint efforts with Nassau University Medical Center to supply a substantial percentage of the blood needs of this major trauma center. Our Midwinter Drive begins the new year in the appropriate spirit of giving. This is a critical time of year, when blood supplies are traditionally low, but the need for blood and blood products is large. The drive also continues 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, “At Nassau Community College we take our community services responsibilities seriously. We hope our efforts 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 Barbara Vollmer or Dr. Friedman at 516.572.7883, or just stop in on January 19 and say, "I want to be a blood donor!" The process takes only about 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 personal identification. We also ask that donors eat before donating.

About Nassau Community CollegeNassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where almost 23,000 full- and part-time students and nearly 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 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.

ref: 1498.12/30/10.190