Northwestern blood drive to help fellow Ranger

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Northwestern blood drive to help fellow Ranger

September 27, 2011

The importance of Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Fall Blood Drives Oct. 4-6 is hitting close to home again as the university community reaches out to help one of its own through blood donations.

Bradley GilbertBradley Gilbert, a 2007 mass communications graduate from Enid, has battled leukemia for four years. After being in remission, the leukemia is back, and Gilbert will be in need of several blood products as he goes through his treatment. He’s currently receiving treatment at the OU Medical Center-Presbyterian Tower in Oklahoma City.

The Northwestern drive, sponsored by the President’s Leadership Class, has been approved by the Oklahoma Blood Institute to be a credit-to-patient drive. The Enid campus drive will be Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Commons Area, and the Alva campus drive will be Oct. 5-6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ranger Room.

Besides the satisfaction of knowing a Ranger is being helped and other lives are being saved, donors will receive a free t-shirt, health screenings and donor rewards points. Students also will be able to register for various prizes.

Anyone donating must show a current photo ID.

Questions about the drives may be directed to Rachel Stewart, special events coordinator, at (580) 327-8178 or