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Mustangs - Thu, Apr. 3, 2014

DETROIT, Mich. -- The American Red Cross and Marygrove College Wellness will continue their strong relationship by teaming up to save lives with a community blood drive to be held Tuesday (April 8) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Marygrove's campus. Taking place in the Madame Cadillac Building's Alumni Hall, the blood drive is open to the public as Marygrove Wellness looks to continue their record-breaking donor numbers.

Spearheaded by William Pugh, Marygrove's Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine & Wellness, the blood drive follows the Oct. 30 drive that helped potentially save 93 lives. Pugh has orchestrated two blood drives on campus for the past four years as the College continues to support the life-saving mission of the American Red Cross.

The upcoming blood drive will be co-chaired by two Marygrove student-athletes representing the American Red Cross and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Leadership Program. Ysen Dalipi and Kaitlyn Vigna will assist Pugh in making the day a success as they open the blood drive to the public. Recently, Dalipi was selected as one of a handful of students across the NAIA's landscape to attend a two-week leadership summit this summer in Washington, D.C.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will receive priority so please schedule your appointment today. Interested donors can register online at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. If registering online, please use sponsor code: marygrovecollege.

The April 8 drive features drawings for numerous prizes and giveaways. Lucky Marygrove community members that attempt to give blood will be entered for a chance to win a pair of great seats to a Detroit Tigers game (two pair available). A $150 Kroger gift card and other great giveaways will also up for grabs for those that come out and attempt to give blood.

"This is a critical time for our community's blood supply," said Pugh. "Cancer patients, trauma victims, premature babies and those living with chronic blood diseases benefit from the generous donations of donors like you. I look forward to Tuesday's blood drive and thank everyone in advance for helping save lives in our community."

For the latest information on the blood drive, please visit Marygrove Athletics on facebook and twitter.

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