Greeks Cross Councils for Blood Drive

All 30 Greek organizations at Sam Houston State University have come together to host an on-campus blood drive next week.

Phi Gamma Delta treasurer and Order of Omega president Tyler Patek said the blood drive is a great opportunity for all of Greek life to work together for a good cause.

“This blood drive shows that Greek life truly has a passion for positively impacting the community,” he said.  “I have volunteered with this particular blood drive since I have been involved with Greek life for the past two years. To see fellow Greek members team up to host this blood drive is an inspiring experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.”

Greek life coordinator Allison Miller said the event benefits not only the Greek community but SHSU and Huntsville as well.

“This is a great way for everyone in the Sam Houston and Huntsville community to give back and help save a life,” she said.  “Given that the blood drive is located on campus, we want to encourage not only Greeks but all students, faculty and staff to come out and donate.”

The blood drive, a tradition since 2011, will pair SHSU Greek life with the Blood Center of Brazos Valley, an affiliate of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

The blood drive will be held Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom.

The donation process lasts approximately one hour, and donors are encouraged to drink plenty of water and eat a hearty meal prior to their donation.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center guidelines state that donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health.  Donors who are 16 years old must have parent consent to donate and must weigh at least 122 pounds.

Those who donate or attempt to donate will receive a free Commit for Life t-shirt.

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Updated Oct. 2 7:59am – removed incorrect featured image.

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