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January 27, 2017


College reaches 31 units collected at blood drive


College reaches 31 units collected at blood driveCowley College recently conducted the annual American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, January 26 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

The annual blood drive had 38 people give 31 units of usable blood according to figures released by Lea Newman, health services coordinator. Each unit of blood has the potential to save three lives.

“We had an excellent turn out for a last minute emergency drive,” Newman said. “Right now, the Red Cross is critically low on blood supplies so every unit we were able to give will make a life changing difference in someone’s life. Thirty one units has the potential to save 93 lives! I really appreciate the support of our campus and community.”

To find out where you can donate in the future, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Pictured, Julie Johnson of the American Red Cross assists Suzie Bacon, Cowley College’s director of accounting, during Thursday’s Blood Drive.