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Northwest students, employees and community members are invited to donate blood when the Student Senate sponsors its winter blood drive Jan. 30-31 in cooperation with the Community Blood Center. (Photo by Carly Hostetter/Northwest Missouri State University)

Northwest students, employees and community members are invited to donate blood when the Student Senate sponsors its winter blood drive Jan. 30-31 in cooperation with the Community Blood Center. (Photo by Carly Hostetter/Northwest Missouri State University)

Jan. 16, 2019

Student Senate to sponsor winter blood drive Jan. 30-31

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Northwest Missouri State University’s Student Senate will sponsor its annual winter blood drive Jan. 30-31 in cooperation with the Community Blood Center.

Northwest students and employees as well as community members are invited to donate blood between 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Tower View Room, located on the third floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. Interested donors may pre-register by visiting the Student Union information tables between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 22, Jan. 24 and Jan. 29; walk-ins also be accepted on the days of the blood drive.

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 for more than 45 years 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.

Last fall, Northwest donors provided 278 units of blood to defeat Missouri Western State University in a competition between the two universities.

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