This past “e-week” was phenomenal. One event that will have long-lasting impact is our 2nd annual blood drive. Its success reflects our giving, socially responsible SCE community. Organized by Engineers Without Borders and the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers student organizations, it is the participation and leadership of our SCE community that make service events like these meaningful and successful. Last Thursday, Feb. 24th, our SCE family really did Save a Life. Right Here, Right Now.
The Community Blood Center (CBC) has shared with us that Thursday’s E-Week blood drive attracted 78 potential donors, with 40 being first time donors! Fifty-eight (58) units of blood were collected. This far surpassed the CBC’s goals for our drive and we increased the amount of blood collected from last year by 65% (38 units collected in 2010)! Fantastic! Thanks to everyone that donated or tried to donate … hopefully those that couldn’t participate this year for whatever reason can join us next year for the 3rd annual E-week Blood Drive.
One donation saves up to two lives and according to Pam Thorp, at the CBC, Mobile blood drives such as yours account for more than 60% of the blood needed to keep our hospitals adequately supplied. Without your help, it would be difficult to collect the 580 pints needed each day for our family, friends, and neighbors . . . Please pass on our gratitude to the volunteers who supported the blood drive.
SCE’s students, faculty and staff can be proud to part of a School with this level of commitment to the community!