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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: November 3, 1999

CSUS Blood Drive To Challenge Guinness Book Record

Attempting to shatter the Guinness Book of Records blood drive mark, California State University, Sacramento students will work with the Sacramento Blood Center to collect more than 3,000 pints of blood between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the University Union Ballroom.

The Suzanne A. Snively Health Center on campus is taking the lead in sponsoring the event. The Associated Students are heading a number of committees and have started a Blood Drive Club to recruit volunteers and donors.

Organizers hope the drive will exceed the latest record recently set by students and the community in Bogata, Columbia, which beat the currently published recordholder, the University of Missouri, by collecting 2,685 pints on April 9, 1998. To be an official record the drive must be conducted on a university campus within a 24-hour period.

Special parking and shuttles will be available on the campus that day for alumni and community members who wish to donate.

The Sacramento Blood Center is a 50-year-old, non-profit organization that serves 40 hospitals in a 17-county area of Northern California.

Approximately every four minutes a patient in one of the area hospitals receives a blood transfusion. A single donation may help as many as three patients as each pint is separated into various components.

For information call the health center at (916) 278-6461.


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