Long Island Volunteer Center Hopes to Set Blood Drive Collection Record to Commemorate September 11th Anniversary
Nassau County Firefighter’s Museum to Host Blood Drive in Recognition of National Day of Service & Remembrance
Hempstead, N.Y. – August 13, 2012, The Long Island Volunteer Center (LIVC) is hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, September 10th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at the Nassau County Firefighter’s Museum in Garden City. LIVC is asking Long Islanders to donate blood to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and heroes. Registration is strongly recommended.
Last year’s blood drive resulted in the collection of 60 pints of blood. LIVC is hoping to surpass 2011’s record by 50 percent. According to Long Island Blood Services, one pint of blood can save up to three lives. The nation’s blood supply is at a 15-year low and the demand for donations is at a critical level, especially for blood types O-negative, O-positive, A-negative and B-negative.
“There is no better way to remember those lost on 9/11 than by taking action to help others survive. Now in its third year, LIVC’s life-saving blood drive continues to grow bigger each year thanks to the generosity of our fellow Long Islanders,” said Simone Solz Leo, Blood Drive Chair at the Long Island Volunteer Center. “There is a constant need for blood donations in our region. Becoming a volunteer donor is a significant way to mark the September 11th anniversary and participate in the country’s National Day of Service & Remembrance.”
To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds and be in general good health with no tattoos for the past 12 months. Sixteen year olds may donate blood with parental consent. Over the age of 76 requires a doctor’s note.
About the Long Island Volunteer Center:
The LIVC is the resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Established in 1992, LIVC operates year round and its services are provided free of charge. The LIVC collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders. LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities. In 2011, the LIVC was designated by New York State as the Regional Volunteer Center for Long Island. For more information, contact the Long Island Volunteer Center at (516) 564-5482 or visit www.longislandvolunteercenter.org .
To Register to Donate Click Here: LIVC Blood Drive Registration Form
For additional information please contact:
For medical eligibility, please contact:
Long Island Blood Services: 1-800-688-0900
For press inquiries, please contact:
Erin Burke: 631-239-6903