MSB-BC students and staff donated a total of 22 units of blood at the campus blood drive event Oct. 19, helping the school reach its pre-drive goal of 21 units.
Memorial Blood Centers, a Minnesota-based nonprofit which has been in business for over 60 years, is the state’s largest community blood center. Globe University/Minnesota School of Business is its third-largest college/university account in terms of units of blood donated.
Of the 22 units donated, 17 were from students and the remaining five from staff.
“Because blood can be broken down into three components – plasma, platelets and red blood cells – the 22 units collected at the drive can be used to save 66 lives.” said Memorial Blood Centers representative Brian Googins.
MSB-BC Student Services Coordinator Andrew Kagol said he was happy to donate his blood for such an important cause, ” It’s a simple way to give to someone in need.”
Since 2006 the Brooklyn Center campus has held six blood drives with Memorial Blood Centers, donating a combine dtotal of 125 units of blood.