CU Scheduling Emergency Red Cross Blood Drive Dec. 1

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The American Red Cross (ARC) has scheduled an emergency blood drive on the Campbellsville University campus Monday, Dec. 1.

Roger Foster, assistant professor of business and economics at CU, who serves as the ARC site coordinator, said the American Red Cross called and asked for CU’s help.

He said the Red Cross had planned drives at the Louisville Ford Plant but had to cancel due to layoffs at the plant.

“The need for blood is urgent,” Foster said. “We urge everyone who can donate to do so. Our goal is 40 units.”

Kyle Davis, director of safety and security at CU, said the bloodmobile will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Student Activities Center.

Christina Miller, a junior from Danville, said, although she tried to donate blood in the past and was unable to because her veins were small, she plans to try again Dec. 1.

“There’s no better gift than the gift of life during this Christmas season,” Miller said. “I urge the community, as well as university students, faculty and staff, to join us in making someone else’s life better by a small donation of blood.”

Bayarmagnai “Max” Nergui, a graduate student from Mongolia, said he missed the on-campus donation Oct. 16, but he plans to donate Dec. 1.

“I want to help save lives,” said Nergui. “I felt bad about not giving blood in October, and I’m glad I can do my part to help save someone’s life as soon as I can.”

Nergui, who has never donated before, said, “I feel it’s an honor to be able to give of myself to someone who may be really sick.”

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.

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