For Immediate Release – August 6, 2019

NCC Twenty-Fifth Annual "Back to School" Blood Drive

Public Invited to Participate — September 12

Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College (NCC), in conjunction with the New York Blood Center/Long Island Blood Services, will host its 25th annual "Back to School" Blood Drive on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the 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 the New York Blood Center to supply a substantial percentage of its blood needs. 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, Coordinator 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 516.572.7401 x26028, or just stop in on September 12 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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Charmian Smith 516.572.9634;

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