CBD College Host 12 Hour Blood Drive in Support of American Red Cross
On Thursday, August 25th, 2017, CBD College hosted their Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. It was the college’s first ever 12 hour blood drive. From 8 AM– 8 PM in the Gen Ed Room on the 4th Floor, students, faculty, staff, and family came in to give blood which the American Red Cross can then use for transfusions, platelets, and patients who do not have enough blood to spare.
CBD has been gearing up for this blood drive since July. An appointment sign- up sheet circulated the school inviting anyone to pick a time-slot best for them. All slots were full by the next day thanks to the generous school.
Altogether, CBD College donated 41 pints of blood., one short of our goal! Because of your donations, ARC has been able to collect, test, manufacture, and distribute 5 million units of blood products, respond to disasters ‐ nearly 70,000 per year, provide over 350,000 emergency services to armed forces and their families, deliver preparedness, health and safety courses like First Aid and CPR, fund international relief programs, and fund community services. Stay tuned for a chance to roll up your sleeves and donate in CBD’s next blood drive. Our next 12 hour drive will be November 30th, just in time before the holiday season.
To learn more about the donating process and the benefits of donating, visit www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood.