Each quarter, The Blood Center of Wisconsin Blood Drive and Globe University-Wausau campus collaborate in an effort to supply local blood banks and strengthen the community’s ability to respond to medical emergencies and needs.
In just under an hour, Blood Center Staff, GU Staff and students worked together to transform the GU-Wausau commons into a fully staffed Blood Center. Students donated time, energy, baked goods, and in some cases blood. Plasma was also donated;the difference between donating blood and plasma is that it is a more complex process, and uncomfortable to draw, however, produces more benefits that can reach more recipients.
In addition, the Medical Assisting Program wanted to promote a sense of volunteerism. Kerry Miller-Mouzon, Medical Assisting Instructor and student volunteers created a competition: programs with the most donors, win! The results are in!
1. Category A (programs with 25
students and less): IT Program won
2. Category B (programs with 26 students or more): Medical Assisting
won with over 30 donors of treats and or blood.
Both IT and Medical Assisting students will be treated to Pizza party! Kaity
Baneck was the winning student for recruiting the most people to donate blood!
Thank you to: Kerry L. Miller-Mouzon, CMA-AAMA, EMT-B, Full Time Instructor-Medical Assisting, and to all who volunteered, donated, and participated.
Watch for the next Blood Drive dates in April at GU-Wausau! All are welcome– campus staff, students, and the community!