University of Illinois Springfield students, faculty and staff members rolled up their sleeves to help save lives Monday. The Clinical Lab Science Club sponsored a blood drive and bone marrow typing event at Lincoln Residence Hall.
The drive was put on by the Central Illinois Community Blood Center, which is the main source for blood for 19 hospitals in central and southwestern Illinois.
This is the first time the blood center has teamed up to offer bone marrow typing, which puts donors on a match registry for people in need.
Almost 50 people donated blood during the drive at LRH.
Future UIS Blood Drives:
Monday, November 16 , 2009
Public Affairs Center (Sponsor: Graduate Professional Union)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Public Affairs Center (Sponsor: Student Government Association)
Monday, April 19, 2010
Lincoln Residence Hall (Sponsor: Clinical Lab Science Club)