Semester's First Bloodmobile Surpasses Goal

Published 08.31.2006


A donor proudly displays his 'I DONATED BLOOD TODAY' sticker at Wednesday's Bloodmobile in Penn's Inn.The American Red Cross was"excited and very surprised"aboutthe turnout for Wednesday's Bloodmobile at the Bush Campus Center, where a total of 177 individuals registered to give blood and 175 pints were collected achievingthe goal of 145. There were75 first-time donors, andevery pint collected goes to saving another life.

Many donors used the new online appointment system that hasstreamlined the donation process. Overall, the process went very well and further upgrades will be expected prior to the next Bloodmobilefrom 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Oct. 25 in Penn's Inn. Please bear with the Red Cross and Student Health Services while they implement changes to better serve donors.

If you used the online appointment system, you will receive an e-mail around mid-October asking youto sign up for an appointment for the next Bloodmobile. The Red Cross and Student Health Services thank all students, staff and faculty who participated as a donor or volunteer; special thanks to Food Services for providing the pizzas for this event.

The winner ofthe$50Sheetz card is Jessi Guisewhite, whocan stop by Student Health Services (CC, Room 150) to pick up her card.