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Northwest student Dillon Espey gives blood during the Student Senate's fall blood drive. Student Senate is sponsoring its annual spring blood drive April 11-13 in cooperation with the Community Blood Center.

Northwest student Dillon Espey gives blood during the Student Senate's fall blood drive. Student Senate is sponsoring its annual spring blood drive April 11-13 in cooperation with the Community Blood Center. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

March 29, 2017

Student Senate to sponsor spring blood drive April 11-13

The Student Senate at Northwest Missouri State University will sponsor its annual spring blood drive April 11-13 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 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in the Tower View Room, located on the third floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union.

Interested donors may register online by visiting www.savealifenow.org. There, click the “Schedule an appointment” icon and enter the code: NWMSU.

The blood drive will be the last of the 2016-17 academic year and Northwest will again compete with Missouri Western State University to collect the most units of blood.

The Community Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood and blood components in the region, serving more than 65 local hospitals and medical centers. Student Senate annually sponsors fall, winter and spring blood drives in cooperation with the Community Blood Center to boost blood supplies in northwest Missouri.

Blood from volunteer donors assists cancer patients recovering from the rigors of chemotherapy, auto accident victims needing blood for emergency surgeries or mothers needing blood as the result of traumatic birth deliveries. It is estimated three lives are saved with every unit collected.

Northwest has sponsored blood drives since at least 1973 and earned a reputation for its outstanding commitment to supporting blood donation in the region. Student Senate annually sponsors fall, winter and spring blood drives in cooperation with the Community Blood Center to boost blood supplies in northwest Missouri.

During Northwest’s October blood drive, donors gave 392 units of blood, helping Northwest win a competition with Missouri Western to collect the most blood. Northwest donors provided an additional 185 units during a January blood drive. During the 2016-17 academic year, Northwest blood drives have collected enough blood to impact more than 1,700 lives.

In September, for the second consecutive year, the Community Blood Center recognized Northwest and its Student Senate as the top university among participating institutions in the area during the previous calendar year. Northwest donors provided 768 units of blood, more than 530 more than the second-place university in 2015.

For more information, contact Student Senate’s Civic Committee at sencivc@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1218 or the Community Blood Center at 800.245.7035.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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