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Mustangs - Thu, Oct. 24, 2013

Marygrove College Wellness & American Red Cross Blood Drive

Site: Marygrove College – Madame Cadillac Building – Main Dining Hall

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Open to: All (Public)


DETROIT, Mich. -- The American Red Cross and Marygrove College Wellness have once again teamed up to help save lives with the announcement of a community blood drive to be held Wednesday (Oct. 30) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on the campus of Marygrove College. Taking place in the Madame Cadillac Building's Main Dining Hall, the blood drive will look to build off last year's record of 57 units of blood for a total of 167 lives potentially saved. The record-setting number marked a 78% increase from the previous academic year (2011-12).

Spearheaded by William Pugh, Marygrove's Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine & Wellness, the blood drive is the first of two planned throughout the academic year as the wellness department gears up to save lives within the community and beyond.

Like last year, this year's event will be co-chaired by three Marygrove student-athletes representing the American Red Cross and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Leadership Program. Ysen Dalipi, Gaven King, and Kaitlyn Vigna, will assist Pugh in making the day a success as they open the blood drive to the public.

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

A drawing for a $200 Visa gift card will be held on Nov. 4, 2013, for those that donate blood Wednesday.

"This is a critical time for our community's blood supply', said Pugh. "The public is welcome as we aim to collect more units than ever before. I look forward to Wednesday'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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