To start off the new year right while also helping out the local community, the Ross Medical Education Center Lafayette, Indiana campus staff, faculty, and students came together with one goal in mind – to donate their blood to save a life! As future healthcare professionals, Ross students understand the importance of ensuring that there is plenty of blood available to help those that need it. Over the drive, 25 volunteers from the Ross campus came forward to give their time and their blood. That is more than a third of the overall student body at the Ross Lafayette campus!
Although there were 25 student blood donor volunteers, due to the very rigorous selection process not all of them were able to complete a donation. However, even after some of the students weren’t able to give, the campus as a whole was still able to contribute 14 pints of blood! The Indiana Blood Center was very pleased with the outcome and enjoyed having their mobile blood donation center bus in the Ross Lafayette parking lot for the drive.
This blood drive was a first for the Lafayette campus and was very successful. In fact, it was such a great experience that the campus staff has already made plans to do more drives in the future. They have planned one for sure to ring in the new year 2018! Campus Director Tim Hula was very excited about the event saying, “I am proud of the Lafayette Campus producing a 35% participation rate from my student body. Nice Job Lafayette!” Many students were thrilled to be a part of the event and are planning to continue to donate on their own as well.
If you are interested in donating blood or hosting a blood drive in the state of Indiana, visit www.Indianablood.org for updates and information on giving blood in your community.