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Published 10/14/2005

Owens to Host Community Blood Drive, Oct. 28

Area residents can help in saving the lives of their neighbors as Owens Community College and the American Red Cross host a community Blood Drive on Friday, October 28.

The Blood Drive will occur from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., with the last appointment scheduled at 2:45 p.m., in the north court of 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 Kris Flickinger, Owens instructor of Surgical. "This is our thirty-first year partnering with the Red Cross. The need for blood is very real and has been seriously low for several weeks."

Flickinger added, "Our goal is to collect 100 units for the local need."

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, be in general good health and have two pieces of positive identification. The Blood Drive is open to Owens employees and students and area residents. Walk-ins are welcome.

The American Red Cross Western Lake Erie Region, which comprises Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, are in need of 300 units of donated blood each day to serve 23 Northwest Ohio hospitals.

Donors will be provided snacks and drinks before and after their donation. For more information, contact the College's School of Health Sciences at (567) 661-7295 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7295. Interested parties now can make an appointment by calling the above number or registering on the web at www.givelife.org and entering the sponsor code OWENSCCPERRYSBURG.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 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, and 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.



 

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