Two-Day Blood Drive Tops Goal

Published 09.14.2015


The campus's historic responsiveness to the American Red Cross is evident in this 1973 photo from Montage, the Williamsport Area Community College yearbook. At the time, the institution's students and employees were contributing 25 percent of the supply needed for all of Lycoming County.Nearly 200 pints of blood were donated at the American Red Cross drive held Wednesday and Thursday, exceeding the 190-pint goal for the campus collection. "When you made the decision to give a lifesaving blood donation, you helped save lives," the Red Cross told participants in a follow-up email. "By giving during the summer months, a time when fewer people donate, you've helped make sure lifesaving blood is available for the patients who need it – thank you!" Carl L. Shaner, director of College Health Services, said 199 pints were collected; the Red Cross had hoped for 95 pints on each of the two days. The next Penn College blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 4-5 in Penn's Inn (Bush Campus Center, second floor).