Friday, September 23, 2011

Do You Bleed Blue & Orange? How About A Little Red.

Before the puck drops on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 the Islanders and the American Red Cross are teaming up for a blood drive at
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The first 200 presenting blood donors will receive a pair of tickets to a select Islanders game for their donation.

There is currently a shortfall of more than 4,700 units of blood and the Red Cross is asking for your help to help others.

The Red Cross blood drive will take place in the Lower Box Office of the Coliseum prior to the game. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting

As if tickets weren't enough of a "thank you," presenting blood donors who are also attending the September 24th game will enter into a raffle for the opportunity to “High Five” the team as they take to the ice.

“The American Red Cross hopes Islanders fans come out and give the gift of life to help replenish the blood supply,” said Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications.

Note: To donate blood and platelets through the American Red Cross, individuals must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. The states of Maine, Massachusetts and New York allow those who are 16 years of age to donate blood with parental consent. For additional information regarding donor eligibility, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit

So give the gift of life and feel really good about yourself as you watch the new Isles Hockey season begin!

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