January 30, 2006
On Wednesday, January 25th, the St. John's University Office of
Community Relations and the Department of Athletics sponsored a
blood drive with New York Blood Services in Carnesecca Arena on the
Queens Campus. The drive was a great success, collecting 118 pints
of blood for patients in need.
St. John’s students, faculty, staff and administrators came to
the famous basketball arena, beneath the new Legacy banners of St.
John’s Basketball greats, to roll up their sleeves and save
Joseph Sciame, Vice President for Community
Relations at St. John’s, commenting on the University’s
commitment to blood donations, said: “What a wonderful and
appropriate way for us to team up with Athletics, in a historic
site such as Carnesecca Arena, to give blood and save lives. It
says a lot about our University to start off the new year with a
record-breaking blood drive like this. Every donor that day is also
a champion. This is who we are at St. John’s.”
St. John’s University has been instrumental in collecting blood
in the Queens region. In 2004, the university received the Long
Island Blood Services Gold Award for colleting 1,010 pints of
blood, the third highest amount in Queens.
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