Back to School Blood Drive 2011

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release – August 23, 2011

Alicia Steger 516.572.9634E-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.eduncc.edu/newsreleases

"Back to School" Blood Drive at Nassau Community College:  Public Invited to Participate — September 20, 2011

 Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College (NCC), in conjunction with Nassau University Medical Center, will host its 17th annual "Back to School" Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on the 11th Floor of the Tower 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 20th 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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About Nassau Community CollegeNassau 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 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.