Potomac State’s SGA Holds Successful Blood Drive

The American Red Cross of the Greater Alleghenies Region challenged Potomac State College’s Student Government Association (SGA) to collect between 37-40 units of blood during its recent blood drive on Oct. 21st. The organization is pleased to report that it not only met its challenge but also surpassed it by 10 units.

This division of the Red Cross serves a territory spanning from Cumberland, Md., to Oakland, Md., to Winchester, Va., with 100 counties in between.

According to Jeremy Kaler, SGA Adviser, the College had 65 donors presenting, meaning that many individuals came in to give blood but not all may have been eligible to donate. And there were 18 first-time donors.

The drive collected eight double-red-cell units plus 42 whole-blood units for a total of 50 units, which could impact potentially 150 lives according to the American Red Cross.

“On behalf of SGA, we’d like to thank everyone that came out and donated - or tried to donate. We appreciate your support,” said Kaler.

SGA’s next blood drive will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in the Davis Conference Center.