DCCC Hosts Successful Blood Drive

Kristi Wallace Blood Drive

Nov. 22, 2013 – The spirit of giving is alive and well at Davidson County Community College where students, faculty, staff and community members took time Thursday to assist the American Red Cross by donating blood as the holiday season kicks off. As a result of the event, 29 pints were collected.

Sponsored by the Student Government Association, 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 drive may save as many as 87 lives.

Kristi Wallace, a DCCC accounting student, is making blood donation a continuing part of her life.

“Giving blood is a good thing to do; I’m able to do it, so why not,” Wallace says. “It can save many lives.”

Kassaundra Lockhart of Lexington traveled to the campus after learning of the opportunity to donate blood.

“I’ve been giving blood since I was 18, and I try to give every month or so,” Lockhart says. “It’s a chance to help someone else – a way to give back.”

The SGA and American Red Cross team up to hold four blood drives each academic year.

*Editor’s Note: Pictured is DCCC student Kristi Wallace, who donated blood at the DCCC blood drive.

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.