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Bloodmobile Meets Goal, Helps Alleviate Local Shortage

A student enjoys pizza and soda after donating a pint of blood in Penn's Inn Moral support during a friend's Bloodmobile visit The American Red Cross and Student Health Services are “very thankful for the giving attitude of the Penn College community” for the continued success at Wednesday’s Bloodmobile in the Bush Campus Center, where 170 pints were collected exactly fulfilling theday’s goal. There were 63 first-time donors, and every pint goes toward saving another life. With Wednesday’s collection, 510 individuals will be able to receive blood in the area. This drive certainly will help, due to low blood supplies across the region,and officials said things are getting better. “Wednesday’s Bloodmobile went very smoothly,” said Carl L. Shaner, Student Health Center director, “and the compassion of the Penn College campus showed through.” 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 pizzas. The next Bloodmobile is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 23 in Penn’s Inn (CC, second floor). ( Photos by Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer)

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