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SFA to host follow-up to successful blood drive

September 1, 2017 - University Marketing Communications
Stephen F. Austin State University students wait for a turn to donate blood in support of victims of the recent storms on the Texas Gulf Coast. Leadership and Service Programs will sponsor another blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, outside the Baker Pattillo Student Center on campus.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Almost 200 donors participated in a blood drive Thursday at Stephen F. Austin State University to benefit people impacted as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Due to overwhelming response, a second blood drive is now scheduled.

"We were able to take donations from 193 people," said Collin Rutherford, SFA graduate student and Leadership and Service Programs representative. "We have 48 already signed up to donate next Thursday, Sept. 7. The cooperation of the staff and generosity of the students made this one of the best blood drives we've seen."

The mobile blood drive unit will be stationed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. between the Baker Pattillo Student Center and Kennedy Auditorium.

For more information about SFA's relief efforts for individuals impacted by recent storms, call (936) 468-2605 or visit sfasu.edu/harvey.