Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:18 am Post subject: Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services Media Advisory
From Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:00 am to Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:59 am (included)
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ellen Kramer
** MEDIA ADVISORY**
Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services and Music
Team Up to Save Lives!
What: Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services, in collaboration with Music Saves Lives, is holding blood drives on Sunday, July 13th at St. Johnís University, Staten Island Campus. All successful donors will receive VIP passes to the Vans Warped Tour. Tickets to the Warped Tour must be purchased separately. The VIP pass will provide the donor with the opportunity to meet and mingle with the bands. The drive, to be held in the gymnasium, will also feature performances by local Staten Island bands. Interested donors can sign up for the drive at www.nybloodcenter.org, (facebook) or at www.myspace.com/nybloodcenter.org.
New York Blood Center operating regions include: Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services, Hudson Valley Blood Services, Long Island Blood Services, New Jersey Blood Services, New York Blood Services.
New York Blood Center (NYBC), one of the nationís largest non-profit, community-based blood centers, has been providing blood, transfusion products and services to patients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut hospitals since 1964. NYBC is also home to the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute and the National Cord Blood Program at the Milstein National Cord Blood Center, the worldís first and largest public cord blood bank. NYBC provides medical services and programs (Clinical, Transfusion and Hemophilia Services) through our medical professionals and transfusion medicine physicians.
Music Saves Lives is the conduit between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes. Since beginning in 2005, the Music Saves Lives community has grown to be a trusted source for young individuals that care and want to learn about life-saving issues. Our community has found that Music Saves Lives offers an easy way to give back in the cities they live in and travel to along with connecting to the entertainment they love. MSL has focused its main efforts on blood donation and the bone marrow registry, reaching out by sharing facts, educating and creating life saving events.
Why: Four million Americans rely on donated blood being available. In fact, one of every three people will require one or more life-saving transfusions sometime in their lifetime, and each pint of donated blood can help save the lives of three people. Throughout the academic year 20% of the cities blood supply comes from the high school and college blood drive campaign. This promotion is a way to keep the youth engaged in this urgent life saving initiative. Itís critical that young people develop a regular habit of donating blood, particularly in the summer months when schools are closed and blood supplies are at their lowest levels.
Where & When:
St. John University - Gymnasium
300 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
For information about other Music Saves Lives Blood Drives in the area, please visit www.myspace.com/nybloodcenter.org (and facebook)
Available for Interview
Ellen Kramer, Manager of Public Relations and Marketing,
Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood