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MCG, CDM blood drive competition

Throughout the month of September, the College of Dental Medicine and the Medical College of Georgia will be in competition to get as many faculty, staff, and students to donate blood.

The blood drive is taking place Sept. 1 through Oct. 2 in Blood Donor Services located in BI1200.

For those interested in supporting MCG, their kick-off event will be held Sept.1 and 2 , from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons.

If you would like to team up with the College of Dental Medicine, their kick-off event will be held Sept. 15 and 16, from  8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the research area of GC 4243.

Those interested in donating blood do not have to wait until the various kick-off events. Feel free to visit the Blood Donor Services anytime during the month-long competition.

All of the blood donated at GRHealth benefits patients at the medical center. Additionally, donors may receive a $38 credit which may be applied to a patient’s hospital bill.

Call 706-721-3695 for more information about this event.

Blood drive supports Georgia Regents Medical Center

Children’s Hospital of Georgia Oncology Nurse Holly Kaminer (pictured, from left, with Dr. Alicia Franken, Nurse Stephanie Tutt, and Donor Services Program Specialist Porscha Mack) gave blood at a blood drive for Georgia Regents Medical Center on Wednesday.

The two-day blood drive was held in the CHOG lobby. Georgia Regents Blood Donor Services depends on regular donations from faculty, staff, students and community members to ensure adequate supplies for patients. To learn more about the blood donation program or to make an appointment, visit the donor services website or call 706-721-3695.

“Hoops for Heroes” Blood Drive Challenge Set

Hoops for Heroes Blood DriveHelp be a hero for our local patients by rolling up your sleeve and representing your favorite school.

Georgia Regents University Augusta Athletics and the Shepeard Community Blood Center will host the inaugural “Hoops for Heroes Blood Drive Challenge” to benefit the local blood supply. The competition, between GRU Augusta and USC Aiken, will take place Jan. 27-31. All donors will receive a free “Hoops for Heroes” T-shirt, and a cookout, donated by Shepeard, will be held at the blood drive.

The GRU vs. USCA basketball game will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at USCA. The school with the most presenting blood donors will receive a trophy during halftime of the men’s basketball game and be declared 2014’s “Hoops for Heroes” Champion.

Blood drives will take place at each collegiate campus as well as at all three of Shepeard’s fixed locations. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m., donate on behalf of GRU in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom on the Summerville Campus or the bloodmobile from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The cookout will be held for participants during the on-campus blood drive.

Those who are unable to give on campus may donate at a center. Refer to the following group codes to ensure that your donation is credited to the correct school: 1000 for GRU and 1370 for USCA. Or tell the front desk receptionist the name of the school you are supporting with your donation.

The blood drive challenge is open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans, supporters, and the general public. For more information, visit shepeardblood.org or call 706-737-4551.

Wan passes 33 gallon blood donation mark

Lillian Wan, library assistant in the Reese Library, passed the 33 gallon mark in donations at Shepeard Community Blood Center. She has been a regular platelet donor since 1999 but began her blood donation efforts at a then Augusta College blood drive in 1980. She also received an award from Shepeard as most flexible donor at the recent Apheresis Brunch Award event.