Blood drive has record turnout at BSCTC

by Joshua Byersjbyers@civitasmedia.com

April 30, 2013

PAINTSVILLE - The Mayo Campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) hosted a blood drive with the Kentucky Blood Center on Tuesday April 29, 2013. College officials and the Kentucky Blood Center say that the blood drive was a vast success with numerous donations from students, staff, faculty and community members.

According to officials, the blood drive brought out a record turnout of thirty-seven individuals whose donations made this blood drive one of the most successful in Mayo Campus history.

“We are so pleased with the generosity of the donors,” said Bobby McCool, vice president of Institutional Services with BSCTC. “We also wish to thank the many community members who gave so generously. We are blessed to have such caring students, staff, faculty and community members in our midst.”

The Kentucky Blood Center provides lifesaving blood and blood products to nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics through generous blood donations in more than 60 counties in Kentucky. For more information about blood donations, contact the Kentucky Blood Center at (800) 775-2522 or visit kybloodcenter.org.