Blood donations are always in high demand during this time of the year and students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) were given the opportunity to meet the demand on September 12. The semi-annual drive coordinated by representatives from OneBlood was held on the BCF campus next to the Wellness Center from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The twelve students that were able to donate that day resulted in ten full units of blood. Amy Parker, a representative from OneBlood shared that, “each donation can save up to three lives. The blood donated that day was likely transfused into a patient within 48 to 72 hours.” That means that up to 30 lives could possibly be saved because of twelve students giving a few minutes of their day for such a worthy cause.
Parker shared her gratitude to all of the students who donated blood during this lifesaving effort. The people serving with OneBlood offer many incentives to participants such as free merchandise and gift cards as a way of thanking them for their donation. The tentative date for the next Blood Drive on the BCF campus is November 7. Community members are encouraged to join BCF faculty, students, and staff when the Big Red Bus returns to the campus.
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