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September 9, 2003
DH-03 TK 047
Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367
tknox@csudh.edu


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY

Cal State Dominguez Hills Joins Long Beach Children’s Hospital
To Sponsor Blood Drive During 9/11 Activities

CARSON, Calif: – The tragedy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be remembered as California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Associated Students, Inc., (ASI), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital join forces to host a blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Loker University Student Union. Professional nurses and hospital staff will staff the blood drive.

David Gamboa, ASI President expects large numbers of students to participate in the blood drive and to show support for the victims and families whose lives were forever changed by the tragedy.

Gamboa said,” We as a community of concerned students at Cal State Dominguez Hills share in the ongoing recovery of the families and victims of the terrorist’s attacks staged against not just American citizens two years ago, but against all of humanity. But while we grieve, we must overcome our sadness and move on to working collectively to erase all signs of hatred and bigotry in our society that manifests itself as attacks against any and all people.

“An attack against anyone is an attack against everyone. It is our responsibility as students to help bring about a new age of understanding and tolerance in the diversity among us,” Gamboa said.

Prospective blood donors are reminded they must be free of body piercing or tattoos within the past 12 months. Donors also must weigh more than 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. “Each donor must bring either a valid CSUDH student ID or California ID to the registration table,” Gamboa added.

Anyone wishing to become a donor can contact David Gamboa at (310) 243-3686 or via email at asipresident@csudh.edu.


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