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UMKC Recognized as Community Star for Blood Donations

Community Blood Center also presents achievement award to university

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has achieved “Community Star” status from the Community Blood Center after more than doubling its previous annual record for blood donation collections.

The blood center also presented UMKC with its achievement award in recognition of the university’s strong efforts in multiple campus blood drives. In 2012, UMKC went from 11 drives to 18 drives and collections went from 290 units in 2011 to 500 units in 2012 – a 170 percent increase. According to the blood center, each unit of blood collected typically saves two lives. 

“The Community Blood Center Achievement Award represents the efforts of the hundreds of students, faculty and staff blood donors who have participated in blood drives,” said John Adicks of the College of Arts and Sciences, a blood drive organizer. “Working together, UMKC’s faculty, staff and students saved over 1,000 lives in 2012.”


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