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GC students contribute to SD Blood Bank

Grossmont students donate blood on campus.

Story and photo by Barbara Boyd

GROSSMONT COLLEGE  — Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Wednesday, Sept. 7,  are days  to donate blood on campus. In the quad is the San Diego Blood Bank recreational vehicle.  As a regular donor of blood, I highly recommend students  try and donate blood if they can.

The process is fairly easy: a couple yes or no questions, a little reading to make sure you know what you are doing, and then they test your blood to see if you have a high enough blood count.

My experience on Tuesday was pleasing. The nurses were polite.  They care for you from the moment you enter to the point when you leave.

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Campus blood drive coming Sept. 6-7

Grossmont donors provide 23.5 percent of one day’s blood need for county


Inside the Blood-Mobile (Photo from another site provided by SD Blood Bank)

By Alexis Jacquett

Alexis Jacquett

GROSSMONT COLLEGE –The demand for blood at hospitals throughout San Diego County is approximately 400 pints per day.  Last week Grossmont College students successfully donated 94 pints, somewhat more than 23.5 percent of the county’s daily need.  A specially equipped Blood-Mobile was set up on the Main Quad for the purpose on Monday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Leslie Eagan, marketing manager for San Diego Blood Bank, said donors gave a pint of blood each, and that of the total, 30 were first-time donors.  The total would have been even higher except for the fact that 20 persons were turned away because a quick blood test found that they  had low iron, or the form they filled out revealed that they had recently traveled to areas of the world plagued by malaria.

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