DCCC Hosts Successful Blood Drive

DCCC Blood Drive January, 2013

Jan. 28, 2013 - Students, faculty and staff at Davidson County Community College recently took time out to assist the American Red Cross by hosting a blood drive, which collected 34 pints.

Sponsored by the Student Government Association, which holds four blood drives during the academic year, the event helps replenish the much-needed blood supply for the American Red Cross. Every pint donated can save or sustain up to three lives – meaning that the blood collected during this recent drive may save as many as 102 lives.

Jesse Sanchez, a DCCC student, finds it important to participate in the worthy cause; he’s donated five times.

“This is a great way to give back to the community,” Sanchez says. “I encourage everyone to donate blood for this great cause.”

*Editor’s Note: Pictured is DCCC student Jesse Sanchez, who donated blood for the fifth time during the recent blood drive on campus.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.