Fast Fact: Did you know that 37% of the US population is eligible to donate blood at any given time?
Unfortunately of those 37% only less than 5% of eligible candidates actually donate. This lack of participation is a major reason as to why there is a critical blood shortage throughout the United States.
CBD College continues to support organizations such as the American Red Cross and LifeStream Blood Bank by hosting quarterly Blood Drives held on campus! Our amazing Medical Assistant department hosted their second blood drive of the year on April 26th. Students, faculty and staff banded together and were able to rally with a total of 26 donations!
- These donations will have the capacity to help up to 78 LA area hospital patients in need of care.
- CBD College continues it’s pledge in constantly participating donors
In addition to saving lives, this particular blood drive brought an added bonus. Through the Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge, CBD College participated in a national competition against other colleges and universities. If among the top 50 donating campuses nationwide, CBD College will be eligible to nominate a student for a $1,000 scholarship. A big thank you to everyone for their participation, dedication and hard work! Your generous donations will definitely make a positive impact on those in need!
“It was a pleasure to work with each of you and the CBD College community. On behalf of area hospital patients, I thank you for all your time, effort and generosity in making this LifeStream blood drive a lifesaving success.”
-Patrick Foley – LifeStream Blood Bank Associate