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Every Drop Counts (NYC)

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Every three seconds, someone needs a lifesaving blood transfusion. Roll up your sleeves because the Pace Physician Assistant Program is hosting a blood drive on March 12.

Did you know that just one pint of blood can save as many as three lives? And if you began donating blood at age 17 and donated every 56 days until you reached 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of blood, potentially helping save more than 1,000 lives. That may be a lot to process, but right now, we're just asking you for one donation.

The Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program is teaming up with the Red Cross to host their annual blood drive on Thursday, March 12, from 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. in the Darrell Halloran basketball court on the NYC Campus. Representatives from Delete Blood Cancers will also be there for those interested in joining the bone marrow donor registry, which can be done with a simple cheek swab.

Appointments are encouraged (and shorten waiting times), but walk-ins are welcome the day of the blood drive. Stop by One Pace Plaza on Tuesday, March 10, from 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., to schedule an appointment or click here and use sponsor code pacenyc. Have questions? E-mail Tony Pastore at

Last year, more than 200 people stopped by, 163 pints of blood were collected, and there were 50 bone marrow registrants, the most successful blood drive to date. Can you help make 2015 an A+ year? Get it, A-positive