Oct. 4, 2011
Blood collections have been significantly disrupted in the United States because of severe weather and now there is a critical need for blood.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 21 and 22, Shawnee State students, staff and faculty filled the University Center rounds to help the American Red Cross meet their goals in the appeal for blood nationwide.
Supervising the drive was Janet Morris, a collections specialist with the American Red Cross. Morris said their original goal was met before midday on Thursday.
"We have surpassed our original goal of 45 pints," Morris said. "As of now we have about 52 pints. Today has been a tremendous success."
Morris said that donors can give blood every 56 days and that the local chapter of the Red Cross holds a blood drive on the campus of Shawnee State University every couple of months so everyone has an opportunity to give as many times as possible.
The next scheduled blood drive at Shawnee State is to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Center.