On June 12, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile rolled up to Stanbridge College and started the Spring Blood Drive. Over 30 students, staff and faculty members contributed to the drive by donating 23 units of blood. According to the Red Cross, this allows 63 people to receive life-saving blood transfusions for their medical needs. This event produced the highest amount of blood donations for Stanbridge College in 2012. Stanbridge College REACH thanks all of the students, staff and the Red Cross for making this event a great success.
During the event, two of our Vocational Nursing students helped the Red Cross staff with donor appointments. PTP’s Yvonne Williams was very excited to help out during the day.
According to Ms. Williams, “Stanbridge College has given us the opportunity to give back to the community and giving blood is a way to give back to the community. Our blood stores deplete periodically throughout the month or year and it is nice to be able to give a little back to the community and help them out by giving blood.”
Every quarter, Stanbridge College REACH hosts a blood drive for the American Red Cross. The next blood drive will be on September 18th. This event is one of the many that Stanbridge College REACH – Beyond the Classroom™ hosts and promotes for its local Orange County community.
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To learn more about the need for blood donations, platelet donations, and the American Red Cross, please visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Learn more about the community service performed by Stanbridge College at www.stanbridge.edu/reach.