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Homecoming Blood Drive

Homecoming Blood Drive

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Published by Caitlin Stagg

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Published by: Caitlin Stagg on Nov 26, 2011
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CaitlinStaggBlooddrivehomecomingweekAspartofhomecomingweekevents,therewasablooddriveheldWednesdayandThursdayofthisweekintheUniversityofIdahoTLClobby.ThedrivewasputonbythehomecomingcommitteeandhelpfromtheASUIvolunteerblooddrivecoordinator,TylerCook.LizzySmith,oneoftwophilanthropychairsforthehomecomingcommitteesaidthattheblooddriveduringhomecomingweekwasstartedlastyear.“Itwentreallywelllastyearsowedecidedtocontinueitthisyear,”Smithsaid.“It’sacoolwaytogivebackoncampusandincorporatethestudentbody.”Theblooddriveisalsopartofthe“BloodiestCampusonthePalouse”competitiontoseewhocandonatemorebloodoutofUIandWashingtonStateUniversity.TimCook,ASUICenterforVolunteerismandSocialActioncoordinator,helpedtoplantheblooddrivebycontactingtheRedCrossstationedinLewiston.Duetospaceintheirtrucksthegoalfornumberofdonationsoneachdaythisweekwas35.“ThereareabouttwoblooddriveseachmonthhereatUIandtheyareaimedathelpingtheRedCrosswiththeirconstantshortageofblood,”Cooksaid.“Theblooddriveshereusuallybringinabout40‐50unitsofbloodeachdayofthedrivewhichgoestohelptheRedCrossquotaof200‐250unitsaday.”Thehomecomingcommitteewasresponsibleforadvertisingandsettinguptheblooddrivethisweek.Studentscouldsignuponlineforanappointmentorshowupduringthesettimeof11‐4p.m.Smithsaidthattheyhadtoturnawayquiteafewstudentsbecauseofnothavingenoughroomorpeopletoaccommodatethem.Thehomecomingweekcommitteeexpectsthisblooddrivewillmeetandexceedthegoalsset.MattOsterling,ajunioratUI,donatedbloodthisweekforthefourthtimeataUIdrive.Osterlingsaidthatheseesthedriveasanimportantpartofhomecomingweek.“WehavearesponsibilitytogivebackwhetherthisgoestoastudentatUIorsomeoneelse,”Osterlingsaid.Osterlingalsosaidthatasamemberofafraternity,hefeelsthatGreekshavearesponsibilitytohelpout.“Wearehelptoahighstandard,beingGreek,andweneedtoputourbestfootforward,”Osterlingsaid.“Greeklifehasnegativeconnotationssoit’simportanttoputoutagoodimageanddosomethinggoodinthepubliceye.”

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