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12-01-2006


University of the Cumberlands hosts Blood Drive

 


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - Central Kentucky Blood Center hosted a blood drive at University of the Cumberlands on Wednesday, November 29. Sixty-nine students, staff, and faculty members showed up to participate.

Cumberlands’ senior Benjamin Bruke said this is the fifth time that he’s given blood. “I’m giving for a good cause. My blood type is O-, so I am able to give blood to anyone who needs it,” he said.

Central Kentucky Blood Center’s staff of phlebotomists, people who are specifically trained to take blood, travel to different parts of central and eastern Kentucky.

Freshman Rebecca Bass said, “This is my fifth time giving blood. I like doing it because I like helping other people that are in need. My blood type is AB-, and it is pretty rare.”

Forty-seven units of blood were donated Wednesday. The next blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2007 in the midsection of the Boswell Campus Center. All Cumberlands’ students and employees are encouraged to give blood. Each pint of blood donated has the potential to save three lives.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 117th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.