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Owens To Host Community Blood Drive, October 30
Area residents are encouraged to help in saving lives as Owens Community College and the American Red Cross host a community Blood Drive on Thursday, October 30.
The Blood Drive will occur from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the College's Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo.
"Owens Community College is extremely pleased to be involved in such a beneficial endeavor with the American Red Cross," said Kim Cook, Owens Manager of Workers' Compensation and Safety. "The need for individuals to donate blood is greater than ever. This is the twenty-ninth year that the Blood Drive has been held at the College. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the American Red Cross and supporting their life-giving program."
Qualified donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh between 110 and 350 pounds and not have given blood within 56 days prior to their donation. In addition, individuals should feel well the day of the Blood Drive and be in general good health. The Blood Drive is open to Owens employees and students and Northwest Ohio residents. Walk-ins are welcome.
The American Red Cross Western Lake Erie Region, which comprises Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, requires 290 units of donated blood to keep its 22 hospitals adequately supplied on a daily basis.
According to Cook, Owens can assist in alleviating the community's growing blood demands by providing at least 75 units of blood.
Donors will be provided snacks and drinks before and after their donation. For more information, contact the College's Office of Human Resources at (567) 661-7692 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7692.
Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor 's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.