May 24: Celebrate Summer Blood Drive

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release – May 11, 2011 Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 Email: alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/newsreleases

16th Annual “Celebrate Summer” Blood Drive at Nassau Community College

Tuesday, May 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Public Invited to Participate

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 “Celebrate Summer” Blood Drive, scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the College Center Building.

NCC, in cooperation with Nassau University Medical Center, hopes to supply a substantial percentage of our area’s ongoing need for blood products. The drive will also reflect 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, “The Memorial Day holiday begins the summer season, when traffic and other accidents typically create a high demand for blood and blood products. Many blood donors are on vacation, which decreases the pool of available donors. Therefore, it’s especially important to have an ample supply on hand.”

The donation process takes less than 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 photo identification. Although small snacks will be provided, we also ask that donors eat before donating. For more information about NCC’s annual “Celebrate Summer” Blood Drive, please call Dr. Friedman at 516.572.7883.

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