Winthrop and LI Blood Services Open New Donor Center

Vol. 11, No. 1
April, 2001

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Doubles

  • Open-Heart Surgery Program is Top-Ranked in New York State

  • Dr. Scott Re-appointed to Transplant Council

  • Near Infrared Spectroscopy Trials Key To Prevention of Newborn Brain Damage

  • Winthrop-University Hospital Announces New Pediatric Cancer Program

  • New Treatment for Cerebral Aneurysms

  • Multiple Sclerosis Center Provides Novantrone�

  • Swift, Accurate Diagnosis Key to Breast Health

  • New Medical Director for Poison and Drug Information Center

  • Poison Prevention is a Year-Round Concern

  • Parents Show off New Babies Through �Cybervisits�

  • Independent Insulin Pump Training At Diabetes Education Center

  • Art Show and Sale Raise Funds For Chaplaincy Program

  • Auxiliary 2000 HANYS Award

  • Pediatric Pavilion: Winthrop's Plan To Bring Good Health to Kids

  • Winthrop and LI Blood Services Open New Donor Center

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  • Among those attending the new Donor Center�s ribbon cutting ceremony were, L-R: Virginia M. Donovan, MD, Chairman, Department of Pathology; Linda Amper, Executive Director of Long Island Blood Services; Joseph T. Chiofolo, DO, Medical Director, Transfusion Services; Simon Billig, whose wife is a multiple blood transfusion recipient; Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop�s President and Chief Executive Officer; the Honorable Carolyn McCarthy, United States Congresswoman; Robert Jones, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Blood Center; the Honorable John P. Colbert, Mayor, and Louis Santosus, Jr., Deputy Mayor, of the Village of Mineola; Victor Hackett, Jr., Executive Director, American Red Cross; and John P. Broder, Winthrop�s Vice President-External Affairs.

    Wo help combat regional blood shortages, Winthrop and Long Island Blood Services have collaborated to open a new donation center at 200 Old Country Road, Suite 451, on the corner of Mineola Boulevard in Mineola. A ribbon cutting ceremony in late January was attended by many distinguished guests, including elected officials, representatives from the not-for-profit sector, and Winthrop�s clinicians and department managers.

    The mission is to increase blood and platelet donations to meet Long Island�s growing demand. The modern, attractive, and comfortable blood donor center was designed for the donation of whole blood and platelets. Platelets, a blood component with only a five-day shelf life, are essential for normal blood clotting and increasingly needed by people undergoing treatment for cancer, leukemia, aplastic anemia, and other diseases.

    Long Island Blood Services serves one of five regions of New York Blood Center, the nation�s largest independent blood collection and distribution organization. Nearly 700 pints of blood are distributed daily to 42 hospitals in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens.

    For information on the new Center, or to make an appointment, call 800-933-BLOOD, Ext.15, or (516) 663-9660.

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