Nassau Community College (NCC), in conjunction with Nassau University Medical Center, will host its eighteenth annual Mid-Summer Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the College Center Building. NCC invites members of the community to join our efforts and become donors at our College site.
Nassau Community College is continuing its cooperative effort with Nassau University Medical Center to supply a substantial percentage of the blood needs of this major trauma center. The Mid-Summer Blood Drive is held at a time when it is essential that all healthy donors make a conscientious effort to participate. Increases in driving accidents and athletic injuries, along with the usual need for blood products, make this a critical time of year for our local blood bank. In addition, at this time of year there are fewer corporate and neighborhood blood drives, thereby reducing the steady supply to blood collection centers. Many centers are forced to import blood from other parts of the world.
Make an appointment to give blood by calling Barbara Vollmer at 516.572.7883 or Dr. Friedman at 516.572.9922, or just stop in on Tuesday, July 18 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 personal identification. Although light snacks will be provided, we also ask that donors eat before donating.