Students, employees donate 214 pints of blood during drive

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Students, employees donate 214 pints of blood during drive

February 16, 2010

The Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) collected 201 units of blood from donors during the Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva drive Feb. 10-11. A total of 13 units were collected during the Northwestern-Enid drive on Feb. 12.

Campus sororities Delta Zeta and Alpha Sigma Alpha assisted with the cause. During the friendly competition, members of Delta Zeta won the sorority challenge by collecting 111 donations. Alpha Sigma Alpha drew in 90 donors.

“I think it is great to see the two sororities on campus coming together for a great cause,” said Valerie Curry, OBI Blood Program Consultant.

“I hope this can become a tradition for both sororities to choose the February blood drive as one of their volunteer and community service opportunities. We would love to see it get bigger and bigger each year.”

Between both Northwestern locations, there were 243 donors. Some donors were able to provide OBI with double units of blood, while some donors were unable to donate.

Northwestern will play host to another blood drive Wednesday, April 14, in the Ranger Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.