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Bloodmobile Most Successful in College History

Bloodmobile Wednesday in Penn's InnWednesday’s final Red Cross Bloodmobile of the year 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. Two-hundred pints were collected exceeding the previous record of 181 and certainly helping to alleviate low blood supplies throughout the region. The goal to be the leading college in the region fell short by 4 pints as recorded by the Red Cross. (Bucknell University continues to be the one-day blood-donation leader.) Through Wednesday’s collection, 600 individuals will be able to receive blood. College students do their part to help others here and in surrounding communities, said Red Cross officials, who noted campus drives are one of the biggest reasons for Blood Services’ year-round success in Lycoming County. The Red Cross and Student Health Services thank all students, staff and faculty who participated as donors or volunteers; special thanks to Food Services for providing pizzas, the Student Government Association for promotion and the Greek organizations for making this an important health initiative. The next Bloodmobile will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 26 in Penn’s Inn.

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