JCJC fall blood drive reaches historical level

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-10-04 08:35:55

ELLISVILLE – A record number of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends stuck out their 'paws' for a life saving Centennial event during the three day JCJC Fall Blood Drive.   United Blood Services recorded 520 people willing to donate and they were able to collect 507 units at the Sept. 26, through Wednesday, Sept. 28 blood drive.
UBS senior representative, Beverly Clark said, “This was the best blood drive ever at JCJC!  I commend the JCJC Blood Drive Committee for achieving their goal during this fall centennial blood drive, and even surpassing it!”
Typically, Jones donors give about 400 pints of blood during the fall drive, which is impressive according to Clark.  The JCJC Blood Drive Committee's goal was to get an additional 100 units to celebrate the Centennial anniversary of the college.  
“We were hoping some special incentives would attract more people and it seemed to work!” said committee chair, Sandy Cochran.
In recognition of the college's first 100 years, special incentives were offered to reach its ambitious goal.  Three donors went home with an extra $100 as part of a random daily drawing from the names of those who donated.  The winners were nursing student Kayla Dixon of Hattiesburg, pharmacy student from Lucedale, Sade' Washington, and Sodexho cafeteria supervisor Caswella Earl of Hattiesburg. The clubs and organizations donating money to provide the three $100 bills include the Concert Choir, the Student Nursing Organization, the science Club, the LPN Club and the Radiography Club.
JCJC will host a winter blood drive on November 30, 2011 with more Centennial incentives.


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