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A Northwest student gives blood during a Student Senate blood drive last year. Student Senate is sponsoring its annual fall blood drive Oct. 9-11 in cooperation with the Community Blood Center. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

A Northwest student gives blood during a Student Senate blood drive last year. Student Senate is sponsoring its annual fall blood drive Oct. 9-11 in cooperation with the Community Blood Center. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Oct. 3, 2018

Student Senate to sponsor fall blood drive Oct. 9-11

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The Northwest Missouri State University’s Student Senate, in conjunction with Homecoming week activities at the University, will sponsor its annual fall blood drive in cooperation with the Community Blood Center, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 9.

The blood drive continues through Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Tower View Room, located on the third floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

As Northwest has done in recent years, the University also will compete with Missouri Western State University to collect the most units of blood.

Interested donors may pre-register online by visiting www.esavealifenow.org/PublicScheduler/GroupLanding.aspx?s=bearcats.

“The blood drive hosted by Student Senate is one of the most important events we have on campus,” Arpana Pokhrel, a senior management information systems major who chairs the Student Senate’s Civic Service Committee, said. “Students have the opportunity to literally save someone’s life by donating blood and the equally important opportunity to help us beat Mo West in blood donations.”

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. In 2015 and 2016, the Community Blood Center recognized Northwest and its Student Senate as the top university among participating institutions in the region.

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