Blood drive has ‘A positive’ outcome

Junior appropriate technology major Matthew Swails smiles while donating blood at the “Saved by the Blood” blood drive. Photo by Courtney Roskos | The Appalachian

Stephanie Sansoucy

Junior appropriate technology major Matthew Swails smiles while donating blood at the “Saved by the Blood” blood drive. Photo by Courtney Roskos  |  The Appalachian
Seventh annual Homecoming Blood Drive surpasses 1,200-pint goal

After raising their goal to 1,200 pints of blood, Appalachian and the Community Together surpassed their goal for the seventh annual Homecoming Blood Drive Wednesday.

More than 1,000 people donated, and a total of 1,317 pints of blood were collected during the 11-hour event, four pints more than the previous year.

ACT Education Coordinator Rebecca Burwell said that this is the most blood collected in Appalachian State University.

The Appalachian homecoming blood drive has also maintained its status as the largest single-day blood drive in North Carolina and top 10 nationally, said Kara Lusk Dudley communications program manager for the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region.

“The continued amazing support and community service from ASU is a priceless gift to the patients that we serve every day,” she said. “Every two seconds someone needs blood, and countless numbers of patients depend on volunteer donors, like those who rolled up their sleeves at ASU, for survival.”

Story: STEPHANIE SANSOUCY, News Editor
Photo: COURTNEY ROSKOS, Senior Photographer