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A Northwest student gives blood during a blood drive at the University in October. Student Senate is sponsoring its annual winter blood drive Jan. 17-19 in cooperation with the Community Blood Center. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

A Northwest student gives blood during a blood drive at the University in October. Student Senate is sponsoring its annual winter blood drive Jan. 17-19 in cooperation with the Community Blood Center. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Jan. 16, 2017

Student Senate sponsoring blood drive this week

The Student Senate at Northwest Missouri State University is sponsoring its annual winter blood drive Jan. 17-19 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 5 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 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.

The Northwest community has 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 322 units of blood, which was enough to impact 644 lives and win a competition with Missouri Western State University to collect the most blood.

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.

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’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