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Blood Drive Scheduled at Kaskaskia College August 26 and 27

The Kaskaskia College Cosmetology Program will sponsor a Back-to-School Blood drive on Monday and Tuesday, August 26 and 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the College’s Lifelong Learning Center.  Appointments are encouraged and free food will be available.
 
A blood donation truly is a “gift of life” that a healthy individual can give to others in their community who are sick or injured. In one hour’s time, a person can donate one unit of blood that can be separated into four individual components that could help save multiple lives.
 
In a recent study supported by the National Blood Foundation (TRANSFUSION 2002;42:122S), more than 5,000 individuals who were current blood donors at the time or who had given blood in the past were asked why they donate blood. Nearly three-quarters of the respondents said that they give blood to help others. Respondents also said that giving blood makes them feel good about themselves; supports their local communities and hospitals; supports their community culture; and “pays back” society for the times when they or their families have needed blood transfusions in the past.
 
For more information, call the Cosmetology Program at 545-3386.
 


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