Drive nets 44 pints for Blood Assurance

June 4, 2014

blood2smMembers of the Bryan community donated 44 pints of blood Thursday, Sept. 13, when Blood Assurance of Chattanooga brought its Donosaurs collection bus to campus.

Students give — or wait to give — during Thursday’s blood drive.
Blood Assurance is the sole provider of blood and blood products to more than 50 hospitals and health care providers in the Chattanooga area, a spokesman said. The organization needs some 400 pints of blood per day to meet the area demand.

Their target for a drive such as the one at Bryan is 40 pints. In addition to the donations, four other individuals offered to donate but were refused for a variety of reasons.

Dean of Community Life Bruce Morgan said blood drives are held twice each semester. “We space them at least eight weeks apart because that’s the minimum time a person must wait between donations,” he said.