NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release – October 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Blood Drive at NCC
Thursday, November 15 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Public Invited to Participate

Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College, in conjunction with the New York Blood Center, invites members of the community to donate blood during its Thanksgiving blood drive, scheduled for Thursday, November 15 from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building.

NCC, along with the New York Blood 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.  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 (x2-6028), or just stop in on Thursday, November 15 and say, “I want to be a blood donor!”  The donation process takes less than an hour and refreshments will be served to participants.  NCC’s Thanksgiving blood drive has been "adopted" by students in the NCC Nursing Program as a service learning project.

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.

Media Contact:  Kate Murray 516.572.0611; kathleen.murray@ncc.edu

About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 19,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education 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 SUNY System, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.

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