Red Cross Banks on NCU Volunteers


The Annual NCU Blood Drive was held October 21st and 22nd in the Clay Commons area of Phillipps Hall. The American Red Cross joined with North Central on the venture.

“Giving blood is important because there is such a high demand,” said student coordinator Sarah Forbes, a senior children’s ministries major. “It’s a simple ten-minute act that can impact so many people.”

Forbes said that 68 out of 94 volunteers were able to successfully donate blood.

There are several reasons a person may not be able to successfully donate, according to Forbes: In cases where a donor has been overseas and possibly been exposed to certain diseases; if his or her blood is low in iron or hemoglobin; or if there is insufficient blood to fill the bag.

Forbes said she was “very pleased” with the turnout and results of this year’s blood drive.

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