After giving blood, donors rested and restored fluids at the canteen. In the photo are blood donors Colleen Brinkman (freshman, Alpha Sigma Tau), Jessie Schuibbeo (freshman, Alpha Sigma Tau) and Meghan Grier (senior, Zeta Tau Alpha).
LHU blood drive is a huge success
April 16, 2012
Lock Haven University’s first-ever two-day blood drive, April 4 and 5, was highly successful. The LHU community donated 190 pints of blood, potentially saving over 580 lives.
The LHU Greek organizations who took on responsibility for the drive included Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Mu Delta, Zeta Epsilon Alpha, Pi Lambda Phi, Alpha Sigma Phi, Sigma Kappa, Kappa Delta Rho and Alpha Sigma Tau.
The students advertised, set up, fed, cleaned up, recruited donors and watched for donors safety during the Blood Drive. They expressed a special thanks to Aramark who donated the pizza and to Brad Daley, director of the Student Recreation Center, and his staff for all their hard work and collaboration.
Student Life Coordinator Wendy Walsh noted that there were some difficulties with making appointments on line that put a small damper in the way the donors are used to making appointments. “But all in all,” she said, “we were pretty amazed at the number of people that came out to donate. “
“We cannot thank you enough for all the hard work and determination.” Said Marge Smith, the Northeast PA American Red Cross Account Manager, who oversaw the two day drive.
The next blood drive will be during the summer months (probably July) so donors should look for signs and announcements in their email. The next big all-campus drive will be the week after classes begin.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degrees and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.