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Red Cross ‘Extremely Pleased’ With Campus Bloodmobile Results

The American Red Cross was “extremely pleased” with the turnout for Wednesday’s Bloodmobile at the Bush Campus Center, where a total of 175 individuals registered to give blood and 166 pints were collected falling short of the 170-pint goal, but still a huge success. There were 49 first-time donors, and every pint collected goes to saving another life.

Donors using the online appointment system have been very happy and, in most cases, are able to complete the donation process in approximately an hour. Overall, the process went very well, according to Carl L. Shaner, Student Health Center director, who urged faculty/staff and students to mark their calendars for the next Bloodmobile: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 4 in Penn’s Inn. Those who used the online system will receive an e-mail in mid-March asking them to sign up for an appointment.

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 the pizzas for the event.

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