Spring 2011 Blood Drive

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release – March 1, 2011Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634E-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.eduncc.edu/newsreleases

Annual Spring Blood Drive at NCC:  Thursday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Public Invited to Participate

Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College (NCC), in conjunction with Nassau University Medical Center, invites the community to make blood donations during its annual spring blood drive, scheduled for Thursday, March 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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. Prof. 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 Barbara Vollmer or Professor Friedman at 516.572.7883, or just stop in on Thursday, March 24 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 ask that donors eat before donating.

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