Northwestern donors exceed goal for one-day blood drive

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Northwestern donors exceed goal for one-day blood drive

April 30, 2012

 April Blood Drive
More than 135 donors were able to help save lives during the one-day Oklahoma Blood Institute blood drive at Northwestern Oklahoma State University last week. The Ranger Room was full throughout the day with a steady flow of eager donors.

During a one-day blood drive last week at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 138 Rangers helped save lives by donating at the Oklahoma Blood Institute Blood Drive and surpassing the goal of 120 donors.

Approximately 200 donors signed up to give blood, but some were deferred. A donor can be deferred for various reasons including low iron count, antibiotics and not being able to donate because of the 56 day waiting period between donations.

“We are thankful for the efforts put forth by Northwestern,” Denise Bay, OBI blood program consultant, said. “A special thank you goes to the faculty for allowing the OBI representative to make presentations during class times to stress the importance of donating blood.”

Bay said Northwestern’s blood drives are in the top of the state among colleges based on number of usable units received by OBI.

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