SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Center for Student Involvement and Leadership is again responding to an American Red Cross request to coordinate an emergency blood drive to meet increased demand due to natural disasters across the country.
The blood drive will run 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 25, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.
The CSIL is looking to both community members and campus faculty, staff and students to meet its goal of 100 donors, said Laurel Dagnon, CSIL program director. "Because of Slippery Rock University's donation numbers in past drives, the University is in the running to be named 'College of the Year' by the American Red Cross."
The University has ties with the West Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross with two members of the campus community serving on its board of directors.
"Our local communities have benefitted tremendously from the on-going partnership between the University and the Red Cross. Over the years, SRU donors have saved thousands of lives through their donations of blood," Dagnon, a member of the chapter's board, said. She called blood donation a small investment of time, less than 30 minutes, to give the "gift of life."
Carol Holland, director of SRU's Counseling Service, also serves on the chapter board.
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