August 30, 2013
PAINTSVILLE — A blood drive was held on the Mayo Campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) Tuesday, Aug. 20, The event, sponsored by BSCTC was themed, ‘Drive for Life’ by the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC). The KBC coordinated the event, while students, staff, faculty and community members proudly made donations, cumulating in twenty-two blood donations.
Goldie Castle, a BSCTC student, won a $100 Visa card. Castle explained, “I was so excited to hear I had won. I have never won anything like this before.” “We think everyone wins, when they donate blood,” explained Daphene Goble, chairperson for the BSCTC Mayo Campus Blood Drives. “More importantly, donations received boosts the shortage of blood supplies through-out the state,” said Goble.
All donors who donate blood by Sept. 13 are entered to win a 2013 Toyota Prius and a $250.00 Visa gift card slated for give-away after September 13, 2013. “The Kentucky Blood Center provides lifesaving blood and blood products to nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics through the 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.
For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Our statewide system of 16 colleges, more than 70 campuses and 97,000 students is a critical component to transforming the state’s economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers. For more information, visit kctcs.edu.