KINGS POINT, N.Y., - April 11, 2014. On Tuesday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point held its second blood drive of 2014. USMMA, in partnership with Long Island Blood Services, hosts three blood drives each year. Over the course of the day 208 units were collected. This is a two-year record high for USMMA and an almost 40% increase over prior drives for all Months of March/April at USMMA.
“A lot of lives will be saved thanks to your donations,” said Mr. Rick Sager, Administrator of the Department of Health Services & Emergency Medical Services. He thanked all who participated, including faculty, staff, midshipmen (MIDN), and individuals from the local community. He said, “I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding efforts of the Midshipmen Health & Emergency Services Staff and especially our EMS Officers:
Regimental Emergency Services Commanding Officer – MIDN Nick Skogen
Regimental Emergency Services Executive Officer – MIDN Sean Pittman
Regimental Emergency Services Operations Officer – MIDN David Baker
Regimental Emergency Services Training Officer – MIDN Chris Anthony
Regimental Emergency Services Commanding Officer Petty Officer – MIDN Kevin Quinn
Regimental Emergency Services Executive Officer Petty Officer – MIDN Parker Amy
A very special recognition goes to our Regimental Emergency Services Training Officer, MIDN Chris Anthony. MIDN Anthony has been instrumental with his coordination of these events. His professionalism and leadership is of the highest quality.”
Anyone who missed USMMA’s blood drive but would like to donate can call: 800-688-0900. Each donation has the potential to save three lives.