Junior Class Council to Host Blood Drive at Bethany College

BETHANY, W.Va. — Members of the Junior Class Council at Bethany College will sponsor an “Everyday Supporter” blood drive from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16 in the Agostino Room in Benedum Commons.

“The goal of an “Everyday Supporter” drive is for the host site to reach 110% of their donor goal,” said Tanner Coles, a member of the Junior Class Council and a Greater Alleghenies Blood Service Region Site Coordinator for the American Red Cross. “Bethany’s goal for this drive is 45 individuals so, we will need 50 donors that are not deferred and can actually donate to reach 110%.”

To be eligible to donate, individuals cannot have donated in the past 8 weeks and should generally be healthy. Visit www.redcrossblood.org for additional eligibility requirements.

“Many people do not understand the tremendous effect of just one donation,” stated Coles. “Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and one donation could save up to three lives.”

For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/greateralleghenies. To make an appointment to donate at Bethany, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or email ColesT@usa.redcross.org. Appointments are not required.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.