Roswell Park To Thank Blood Donors With Glen Oak Appreciation Brunch Sunday

Friday, October 21, 2011

WHAT: Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) Donor Center Donor AppreciationBrunch featuring keynote address from Donald L. Trump, MD, FACP, President and CEO of RPCI, and remarks from Mitch Flynn, President of Flynn & Friends and founder of The Ride For Roswell.

WHEN: Sunday, October 23, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Glen Oak Banquet Facility, 711 Smith Road, East Amherst, NY

NOTES: Founded by Elias Cohen, MD, in 1964, the Roswell Park Donor Center was one of the first facilities in the country to begin collecting platelets for patient transfusion. The annual Donor Brunch is a way to recognize the center’s most consistent and frequent donors. Those invited to Sunday’s brunch have made at least 20 or more platelet donations or 6 whole-blood donations.

There is significant, ongoing need for blood and blood products for patients undergoing cancer treatments or surgery at RPCI. The Roswell Park Donor Center is open six days a week, with flexible daily hours of operation. To donate, you must be at least 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 716-845-8275 or go to www.roswellpark.org/donorcenter.

Media welcome. Onsite contact: Maria Turner, 716-812-6304

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.

Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org