American Red Cross Blood Drive held on Friday, April 16

Spring Blood Drive in the Franz Family Heritage Lobby in Shari Flaming Center for the Arts

Partnering with the American Red Cross, Tabor College hosted its second blood drive of the 2020-21 school year in the Franz Family Heritage Lobby in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. 

The event was facilitated by the Science Club and was led by senior Alyssa Matney (Hutchinson, Kan.). She has been a part of each blood drive since her freshman year and has now led the last four events. Eighteen Tabor students volunteered for last week’s drive.

A total of 48 units of blood were collected from Tabor students and members of the Hillsboro community. There were 36 that were whole blood donations and six were power red donations.

Matney, who wants to pursue a career in the medical field, said it’s important to have the opportunity to serve in leadership and to donate to those in need. 

“We’re bringing the Tabor community together for a larger cause,” she said. “The students facilitate the blood drive to make sure it runs smoothly, but we understand that we’re helping individuals who wouldn’t have what they need if it weren’t for events like these.”