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Blood Drive Sets Record

NOV. 26, 2007--University of Wisconsin-River Falls students, faculty and staff rolled up their sleeves and waited for the pinch at the two-day Red Cross Blood Drive held in the University Center. The November 2007 drive was the largest drive to-date with 329 units collected, according to Student Health Services. Organizers increased the campus goal from 125 units to 165 per day due to the number of advance, online sign-ups. On the first day, 181 people came to give blood, and 160 units were collected from donors including 70 first-time donors. On the second day, 195 people resulted in 169 units collected, including from 69 first-time donors. UWRF is ranked No. 2 among area colleges and universities in total units of blood collected, having collected 2,784 units over the past 27 blood drives held on campus, according to Stacy Dekkers, a senior health and human performance major from Fairmont, Minn., and an intern in the Student Health Services Office. The next campus blood drive is Feb. 5, and Type O donors are specialty encouraged to donate.


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