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Bloodmobile Visit Tops Goal, Bolsters Summer Intake


The American Red Cross this week launched a "Missing Types" campaign to recruit blood donations. The messages draw attention to a shortage of blood types on hospital shelves by removing the letters A, B and O from branding materials.
The American Red Cross this week launched a “Missing Types” campaign to recruit blood donations. The messages draw attention to a shortage of blood types on hospital shelves by removing the letters A, B and O from branding materials.

Penn College faculty, staff and students have once again met the challenge to meet patients’ needs during a critical blood shortage in the north-central region. College Health Services and the American Red Cross report that 41 units were collected during Tuesday’s Bloodmobile stop on main campus, surpassing the day’s goal and positively impacting 123 lives. The next Red Cross visit will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 5-6 in Penn’s Inn (Bush Campus Center, second floor). Online appointments are available for those wishing to reserve a day/time to donate. “Thanks to everyone who took time out of their day to make a difference,” said Carl L. Shaner, director of college health services.

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