|HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD DURING THE 2009 CAA BLOOD DRIVE|
Hempstead, NY – On Tuesday, October 13th, Hofstra University held its CAA Blood Drive, which was coordinated by the New York Blood Center. This drive brought in 317 units of blood, breaking the previous school record of 312 units. A number of administrators and staff participated in the drive, as well as several teams, including the women's lacrosse team, the women's softball team, and the men's and women's tennis team.
The total units of blood collected at Hofstra will be included in the CAA Blood Challenge standings, which will be announced at the end of November. The 2008 event resulted in 3,472 actual donors and 3,632 productive units of blood from the 12 CAA campuses, which represented a three percent increase over the 2007 totals and more than three times the amount collected during the inaugural blood challenge in 2002. Over the past seven years, the CAA Blood Challenge has raised a total of 17,728 units of blood, which has helped to save 53,184 lives.
The blood drive dates on each CAA campus are as follows:
September 8, 2009 College of William and Mary
September 22, 2009 Georgia State University
September 23, 2009 Virginia Commonwealth University
September 24, 2009 UNC Wilmington
October 13, 2009 Hofstra University
October 23, 2009 James Madison University
October 29, 2009 Drexel University
November 2, 2009 George Mason University
November 2, 2009 Northeastern University
November 9, 2009 Towson University
November 18, 2009 Old Dominion University
November 18, 2009 University of Delaware