Long Island City, New York February 28, 2011 -
The Long Island City / Astoria Lions Club held a Blood Drive at the Avalon North Riverview Towers on Monday, February 28th.
Thirty one pints of blood were generously donated.
The New York Blood Center's website say:
"For more than 40 years, New York Blood Center has provided our community with the highest quality transfusion products and services, as well as leading-edge research, technological and medical care innovation, and education in the field of transfusion medicine.
That dedication and commitment continues today as New York Blood Center provides life-saving blood products and clinical and transfusion services to close to 200 hospitals in New York and New Jersey each and every day.
New York Blood Center operations are divided into the following regional areas.
Mission, Vision, Values
Our mission, vision and values resonate with our external stakeholders and challenge employees to reach great heights through teamwork, discipline and organizational commitment."
The Long Island City / Astoria Lions Club has recently established itself in Long Island City and meets twice each month. Its mission is "To Serve". [ LICLions.org ] The Lions Club is a long established global organization with 45,000 chapters, and 1.35 million members. It consists of local leaders who want "to serve" the unique needs of the communities they live in.
Marcel Veronneau, CEO of Industrial Management & Training Institute headquartered in Long Island City, and a long time member of the Lions Club, has formed a chapter in LIC and is meeting on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
The LIC Lions Club has already had FOUR previous BLOOD DRIVES that produce 114 pints of blood. The total now is 145 pints.
The next drive by the Long Island City / Astoria Lions Club is scheduled for July.
Joe Ferrara, The New York Blood Center, is interviewed in an OurLIC Video Conversation that is included with this article.
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