2010-2011 campus blood drives set record

June 20, 2011

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Seattle University faculty, staff and students donated blood in record amounts this year, the Puget Sound Blood Center reports. During the year, 710 people registered to donate and 545 units were collected. Each donation is separated into three components (platelets, plasma and red cells) and given to three different patients. That means SU’s drives have helped more than 1,635 patients in the community. “It is pretty incredible when you take a step back,” says Kimberly Gitt, donor resources representative at the blood center. Two summer blood drives at SU are scheduled for July 13 and Aug. 10. More details to follow.