This August, the Ross Medical Education Center Muncie, Indiana campus partnered with Indiana Blood Center to host a community blood drive at their campus. On the big day they worked all morning and into the afternoon and were rewarded with an amazing turnout! Throughout the drive, Indiana Blood Center had three staff members working the Bloodmobile, and the steady flow of donors kept them busy until the time they had to shut their doors. “Our students really enjoyed the opportunity to donate and to help save a life,” said Campus Director Kim Kirkland.
All of the students that had the opportunity to donate were proud to do so, and for an extra bonus, every student that donated was able to throw a pie in the face of one of the campus leaders. They got to choose their pie recipient between Kim, the Campus Director, Vanessa, the Assistant Campus Director of Education, and Samantha, the Assistant Campus Director of Admissions. One student was disappointed that she was not able to donate due to being overseas for military, so she had her dad come in and donate in her place. Everyone at the campus had a great time and supported a great cause.
The coordinator at the Indiana Blood Center, Jen Barrett, reached out after the blood drive to share that she felt that it had been a very successful event! “First I want to thank you and Ross Medical Education Center for reaching out and hosting a blood drive with the Indiana Blood Center. Your Blood Drive on Tuesday was your largest drive since hosting!” The campus had a total of 12 registered donors and were able to successfully donate 11 units of blood. Jen reminded them that “for every unit, up to three lives can be saved, so thanks to Ross Education, 33 lives were positively impacted in our local hospitals!” Both the Ross campus and Indiana Blood Center hope to continue and grow their partnership to positively impact the community for years to come.