BRTC’s Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) sponsored a blood drive January 22-23 on the Pocahontas campus. According to Shana Akers, PTK Advisor, the American Red Cross collected 66 pints of blood during the two-day event, just four pints short of their goal of 70.
“PTK sponsors a blood drive several times per year, approximately every two months,” said Akers. “On average, the Red Cross collects around 70 units during each visit, or 35 units per day.”
“The first day we remained open until 7:00 p.m. instead of the originally scheduled closing time of 4:00,” said Jim Neeley, Red Cross Mobile Unit Assistant. “People kept arriving to donate and we were not going to turn anyone away.”
“Despite being just a little shy of our goal, we are very pleased with the turnout,” noted PTK Advisor Karen Liebhaber. “We appreciate all who took the time to donate.”