STC Blood Drive Donations Top 75 Units
March 27, 2014 - Good vibes and lifesaving blood flowed freely at Southeastern Technical College campuses in both Swainsboro and Vidalia recently. The American Red Cross parked its "bloodmobile" on both campuses, and true to history, faculty, staff and students rolled up their sleeves for a chance to help those in need.
“How many like to give gifts?” said STC Practical Nursing Instructor Donna Jean Braddy. “Better yet, how many people like to give free gifts? What about giving a gift that can actually save up to three individuals’ lives? That is the opportunity you have when you a make blood donation with American Red Cross.”
These most recent blood drives collected 77 units of blood. According to an American Red Cross formula, these donations can save up to 231 lives.
"It just feels good to know you may be saving someone's life," said Kathy Holt, another instructor for STC Practical Nursing. "It's a simple process and a small sacrifice to make, especially when you think about how many people need blood in this country every day."
To learn more about donating blood, visit the American Red Cross website at http://www.redcrossblood.org.
For more information on medical programs at Southeastern Tech, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.