Bloodmobile Most Successful in College's History

Published 01.23.2008


Martin D. DeNault, a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Clarks Summit (and vice president of internal relations for the Student Government Association) mans the check-in table Jennifer C. Berrios, a pre-nursing student from South Williamsport, donates a pint of much-needed blood Wednesday's Bloodmobile, part of the Red Cross' "Consider Yourself Asked" campaign, was the most successful in Penn College history. Caring faculty, staff and students showed the true giving nature of those on campus, said Carl L. Shaner, Student Health Services director. A total of 181 pints of blood was collected exceeding the day's goal of 170 and certainly helping to alleviate low blood supplies throughout the region. Through Wednesday's collection, 543 individuals will be able to receive blood. According to Red Cross officials, college drives are one of the biggest reasons for success of Blood Services in Lycoming County during the winter months, when many donors do not venture out due to the cold and other circumstances. 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 pizza. The next Bloodmobile will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2 in Penn's Inn. ( Photos by Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer)