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More Than 240 Pints Collected at First Two-Day Bloodmobile in Decades


Two-day Bloodmobile nets 244 pints
Two-day Bloodmobile nets 244 pints

A total of 244 pints of blood were collected by the American Red Cross during the institution’s first two-day blood drive in the past 20 years.  Multiple-day campaigns were common at the former Williamsport Area Community College, and Penn College’s success as a Bloodmobile venue prompted officials to revisit the practice. “The Red Cross, in collaboration with College Health Services, has seen the generosity of our students,” noted Carl L. Shaner, health services director, “and, with so many appointments and walk-ins, agency officials felt a two-day campus drive would be essential to accommodate all of the students who would like to participate.” As gratifying as the totals were – each pint potentially saves three lives, so 732 people ultimately could benefit – donors were also treated to pizza and other giveaways, courtesy of Woodbury Financial.

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