Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

Give the Gift of Life this Holiday Season

Hyde Park, NY – As we enter the height of the gift-giving season, could there be any gift more precious than the gift of life? Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives. On December 5, the New York Blood Center and The Culinary Institute of America are teaming up once again for a blood drive. The two organizations have partnered for more than 25 years to help their local communities, particularly in the face of key seasonal shortages.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Culinary Institute of America
Marriott Pavilion, lower level
1946 Campus Drive (Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

People ages 16 to 75 may donate; 16-year-olds need parental permission and people over the age of 75 must present a doctor’s note. Donors should be in good health, have photo ID, weigh at least 110 lbs, and should eat and drink before donating. All blood types are needed but the greatest need is for O negative, the universal donor.

For questions regarding medical eligibility, call 1-800-688-0900.

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With seasonal blood shortages upon us, The Culinary Institute of America and New York Blood Center are teaming up on a blood drive at the CIA’s Hyde Park campus on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Media Contact:

Jeff Levine
Communications Writer

About The Culinary Institute of America:

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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