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WVU Parkersburg students receive award for exceeding blood drive goal|
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Parkersburg, W.Va. 11/17/11 – The American Red Cross named West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Student Engagement and Activities (SEA) organization the “Blood Drive Sponsor of the Month” for the students’ extra effort in exceeding their goal at an Oct. 26 blood drive.
The students’ original goal was set at 45 donors, and they received 59 presenting donors with 49 productive donors. WVU Parkersburg was given this award out of six other counties within the American Red Cross Greater Alleghenies region. SEA president Jonathan Keife said the next blood drive will be in February, and he hopes to surpass October’s goal, increasing the number of productive donors.
“I want to thank all of the students who volunteered to assist with the blood drive, including SEA members, nursing students, the Student Government Association and other student organizations,” said Keife. “I also thank those who came out to donate and hope they will participate in our next blood drive.”
Phi Theta Kappa honor society students at WVU Parkersburg’s Jackson County Center (JCC) also recently sponsored a blood drive on Nov. 10, which brought in 48 productive donors. The student organizers included Erica Folden, Barbie Dunbar and Victoria Ashby. The organization’s next blood drive will be in April.
“We’re so thankful for the support of the community and the students in their leadership to make this a successful blood drive,” said JCC Director of Student Services Violet Mosser. “Also, we thank the faculty for helping get the word out to students, which played a large role in the event. We’ve exceeded our goal with each blood drive, and we anticipate even more success in the future.”
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