Bleeding Green

Spartan’s bleed green

 

SPARTAN’S BLEED FOR A GREAT CAUSE

The students at York College don’t bleed green but, The American Red Cross appreciates every drop of the student’s blood.  Four York College organizations hosted eight blood drives through-out the 2010-2011 academic years and collected nearly 400 units of blood.  Phi Mu sorority, the American Criminal Justice Association, the Student Nurses Association, and the Pre-Med Society recruited donors through various means to make this possible.

In appreciation of the organizations efforts, The Red Cross selected York College to receive the “Outstanding College of the Year” award from the Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region of the American Red Cross.  Beverley Rowe Stambaugh, Senior Account Executive of Blood Services said, “Their commitment to helping secure blood to hospital patients is outstanding.”  Members of the York College organizations will be recognized and awarded at the Chesapeake Region’s annual board luncheon in September.

Surprisingly, only 3 out of 100 American people donate their blood.  Unfortunately, every minute of every day, someone needs blood and that blood must come from a donor.  The American Red Cross mission statement is to maintain a safe and stable blood supply.  This need is constant and not just during times of unforeseen crisis.  When Americans are victims of earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes or terrorist attacks, the demand for life saving blood is essential to save those affected.

To find out if you are able to donate or where you can donate your life-saving blood, visit the American Red Cross website at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Save a life, donate your blood.

~P.

 

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