March 01, 2006
On Wednesday, February 22, 2006, The St. John’s University Office of Community
Relations sponsored a record-breaking blood drive with the New
York Blood Center. The blood drive held at the Queens Campus
collected 183 pints of blood and was the most successful blood
drive in St. John's University history, according to the New York
The Office of Community Relations coordinates several campus
blood drives each semester and St. John's University is a leading
source of whole blood and other desperately needed blood products
in the Queens region.
“It’s wonderful to see this drive surpassing all others,” said Joseph
Sciame, Vice President for Community Relations at St. John’s.
“It’s really due to a combination of increased efforts from our
staff to publicize it and greatly increased participation from our
students. Everyone is energized and enthusiastic about fulfilling
our Vincentian mission through these drives.”
The blood drive also offered bone marrow compatibility testing.
Half of all New York Blood Center bone marrow drives are held in
conjunction with community blood drives. Through the mission of St.
John’s University and the spirit of St. Vincent DePaul, the
university feels it is important to help search for a life-saving
match for some 3,000 patients worldwide with leukemia, aplastic
anemia or other fatal blood diseases.
For upcoming blood drives at St. John’s University visit: www.stjohns.edu/blooddrives
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