20th Annual ‘Back To School’ Blood Drive

bloodNassau Community College (NCC), in conjunction with Nassau University Medical Center, will host its 20th annual “Back to School” Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 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 its 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, it is essential to establish a pattern of blood donations early in an individual’s academic experience.

The drive reflects NCC’s effort to encourage all able individuals to participate in this vital activity.

Dr. Arthur Friedman, co-chair of the NCC Blood Drive Task Force, said, “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 or Barbara Vollmer at 516-572-7883, or just stop by on Sept. 23. 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 light snacks will be provided, donors should eat before donating.

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