Northwestern falls short of goal for blood drive

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Northwestern falls short of goal for blood drive

Feb. 28, 2011

Sorority sisters from Alpha Sigma Alpha and Delta Zeta at Northwestern Oklahoma State University helped encourage students to donate blood during a two-day blood drive for the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) this week.

Setting the goal high, the sisters managed to combine their efforts and get 242 units of blood for OBI, missing their goal of 300.

“We are thankful for the efforts put forth by our campus sororities,” Denise Bay, special events coordinator, 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.”

A one-day blood drive will be held April 26. Donors can donate blood every 56 days.

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