VSU Presidential Inauguration Includes Blood Drive

By Eames Yates
April 3, 2013

Valdosta, GA -The inauguration of Valdosta State University's ninth president included a blood drive on Wednesday. The drive was part of a week of community service projects that culminate in the inauguration ceremony on Friday. The drive was held from ten to three this afternoon at VSU's University Center on Patterson. Donors got cholesterol screenings, and T-shirts as thank you's.

Betty Roberts is with the Southeastern Community Blood Center. She said "one out of nine people in the hospital recieve blood. It's used in emergencies, traumas. It helps people with Leukemia, cancer therapies, newborn babies. And there is no substitute for blood. It can only come from volunteer blood donors."

Generally healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least one hundred and ten pounds can give blood.

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