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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 13, 2013

Student Senate sponsoring blood drive Sept. 24-26

By Kari Sierks, media relations assistant

The Student Senate at Northwest Missouri State University is sponsoring a three-day blood drive in cooperation with the Community Blood Center to boost blood supplies in northwest Missouri.

The blood drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24; Wednesday, Sept. 25; and Thursday, Sept. 26; in the Tower View Room, located on the third floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union.

Donors will receive a coupon to a local restaurant. Also, the Northwest student organization with the largest percentage of members participating will receive a traveling trophy and $100 toward its next on-campus event.

Interested donors may sign up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19; Friday, Sept. 20; and Monday, Sept. 23; on the second floor of the Student Union, or online by visiting and entering the code: NWMSU.

Student Senate Civic Service Chair Katie Mahoney said Student Senate’s goal for each blood drive is to collect one day’s worth of blood, which is equivalent to 580 units of blood, for the entire northwest Missouri region.

Student Senate blood drives are coordinated with the Community Blood Center, which is the sole supplier of St. Francis Hospital in Maryville. It is estimated three lives are saved with every unit collected.

The Student Senate’s fall 2012 blood drive collected a record 268 units of blood. That total broke Northwest’s previous record set during a 2010 Student Senate blood drive, which also earned the Community Blood Center’s Largest Blood Drive Award.

For more information, contact Student Senate at or 660.562.1218 or the Community Blood Center at 800.725.6791.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468