Blood Drive exceeds goal

Erin Anthony and Karon Parrish
Photo by Karon Parrish
It only hurts a minute -- A Red Cross nurse prepares first-year Tiffany Cochran for her first blood donation. 

   The University of Arkansas at Monticello held its bi-annual American Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 26 in the University Center's Green Room.

   Sixty-two people attempted to give blood. Some attempts to give blood were rejected, such as the case of sophomore Amanda Haught.

   “They wouldn’t take my blood because I’m having to take prescription medicine, so it was disappointing,” she said

   Other students successfully donated.

   “I give blood whenever I get the chance to. If I’m available to do it, it’s for a good cause,” said Amanda Tice, a student participant.

   The blood drive collected 48 units of blood, exceeding the goal by 20 percent.

   “We exceeded our goal again,” said Teri Richardson, director of Student Health Services and the exercise center. “The Knights and the Medical Science Club volunteered their time to help with the blood drive and it went very well.”

   Over 40 students donated blood and gave the Red Cross team a "gold" status. 

   "The number quoted did not count campus faculty or staff," American Red Cross collection specialist Sonya Kervn said.

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