EPCC continues with 2019 blood drive

July 12, 2019


The seasonal EPCC blood drive happened this past month at the Valle Verde campus in the Cafeteria Annex where students were there for a great cause of donating blood for others in need. 


Donors were able to learn about their cholesterol levels and donors also received their own personal donor card.


The only thing donors had to do to prepare was not eat breakfast and show their ID. 


Faculty and staff were also urged to a higher degree to surpass the 2,629 donations that occurred in the 2017-18 academic year. 


That was the biggest record year of donations for the EPCC blood drive and is one of the reasons why the school continues to be the regions No.1 blood donors. 


The college has always been welcoming to these organizations that have many benefits and really encourage the students to investigate different foundations and groups to help. 


EPCC has contributed 1,762 donations in the 2018-2019 year this far which has helped as many as 5,286 people in need, as one donation can often help as many as three people. 


Now, the college has consistently increased blood donations and averages around 2,500 donations annually.


One of the benefits that were also added to be given are blood donor cards to anyone who did donate. 


The donation card said the amount of times you donated and the blood type that you are as a donor. 


It is a great cause for students and faculty to be encouraged to donate blood to people who need it and is very beneficial. 


The donations occurred on June 17-20th from 9:30am-2:30pm where many faculty, professors, and students went to the cafeteria to donate blood. 


The woman in charge of the blood drive, Yvonne Solis, has always really liked coming to EPCC due to the respectful nature and big turnout of people that come out and support the blood drive.


There is an urgent call for O type blood, but of course all blood types are needed.


If you did miss it in the month of June, they will also be available next week at the same time and location and will occur on July 22-25th during the Summer 2 semester. Don’t forget to have your ID present. 


If you would like to know more about the dates and locations of the blood drives it will be available on the El Paso Community College website. 


Don’t miss out and help others in need as well as giving the helping hand to organizations that El Paso Community College  collaborates with. 


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