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A Northwest student is prepared to give a blood donation during the Student Senate's fall blood drive. The Student Senate sponsors its winter blood drive Feb. 9-11. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

A Northwest student is prepared to give a blood donation during the Student Senate's fall blood drive. The Student Senate sponsors its winter blood drive Feb. 9-11. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Feb. 6, 2016

Student Senate sponsoring winter blood drive Feb. 9-11

The Student Senate at Northwest Missouri State University is sponsoring its annual winter blood drive Feb. 9-11 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, Feb. 9; Wednesday, Feb. 10; and Thursday, Feb. 11; 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.

Community Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood and blood components to local hospitals and medical centers and the Northwest community has earned a reputation for its outstanding commitment to supporting blood donation in the region. The student governing body annually sponsors fall, winter and spring blood drives in cooperation with the Community Blood Center to boost blood supplies in northwest Missouri.

In September, the Community Blood Center recognized Northwest and its Student Senate for as the top university among 12 participating institutions in the area. During the 2014 calendar year, Northwest donors provided 612 units of blood, which was nearly 400 more units than the second-ranked institution.

Northwest’s blood donor totals for the 2014-2015 academic year were record-breaking as 745 units of blood were collected during the Northwest blood drives – an increase from 625 units collected during 2013-2014. Northwest also collected 272 units of blood during its January 2015 blood drive, breaking its record for a single blood drive; the previous total was 268 units collected during the fall 2012 blood drive.

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 donated nearly 7,000 units of blood since 2000 – enough to save more than 21,000 lives.

For more information, contact Student Senate at ssenate@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