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