Cal Poly Pomona Recognized For Blood Drive Competition

Cal Poly Pomona Recognized For Blood Drive Competition
The next on-campus blood drive will be Aug. 14-15. Lots of freebies included.

The American Red Cross honored Cal Poly Pomona and Mt. SAC during a luncheon on Aug. 1 for their spirited blood drive competition “Out for Blood.”

In October and April, Cal Poly Pomona and Mt. SAC each hosted competitive blood drives in an effort to collect the most blood. The university and community college tied by each collecting 438 pints.

The American Red Cross presented the schools with a trophy. Since the competition ended in a tie, the trophy will remain in the lobby of the American Red Cross' regional facility located at Innovation Village.

“Next year Cal Poly Pomona intends to win the battle and retain possession of this trophy for the entire year,” said Debbie Jackley, coordinator of Marketing & Health Services Relations.

In Southern California, the reserve of blood supplies remains dangerously low, Jackley said. So it is greatly appreciated that many people have supported the on-campus community blood drive program. Faculty have made it possible for more students to be a part of saving lives by offering extra credit and other incentives, thus helping to raise our local blood resources, she added.

The next opportunity to give blood on campus will be Aug. 14 – 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Bronco Student Center. The Music Saves Lives drive offers incentives to donors like a free backstage pass to use with their paid admission to the Warped Tour Concert in Los Angeles, a Music Saves Lives CD and a coupon for a free 1-topping small pizza from Papa John's.

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