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9/11 Heroes Blood Drive Helps Save Lives

SBU team 9-11

SBU team 9-11Left to right: USG President Shaheer Khan with student leaders, Program Coordinator Kathleen Valerio, Fire Marshals John Gallo and Scott Gershowitz, VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students Richard Gatteau, Asst. Chief of UPD Lawrence M. Zacarese, and New York Blood Center representatives

On September 11, 2019, the 9/11 Heroes Blood Drive took place inside the Student Activities Center (SAC) at Stony Brook University. Dedicated to the memory of September 11, 2001 First Responders, this collaboration between the Stony Brook Student Blood Drive Committee, Environmental Health and Safety, and the New York Blood Center, resulted in the collection of  334 viable blood donations with the potential to save more than 1,000 lives. Stony Brook University Staller Center for the Arts gave each donor two tickets to attend Staller Center’s upcoming Fall 2019 Movie Series.

The next campus blood drive collaboration takes place on October 21, 2019, in SAC Ballroom A.

— Johanna Baeyens, Community Relations

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