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BCF to Host Two-Day Blood Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 22, 2012


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BCF students Bryan and April Phillips, and Phillip Shelley were among the large group that donated blood in February.

Faculty, staff and students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville are gearing up to "surf into giving" with a second blood drive this semester. Get on Board by giving is the theme coordinated by the Southeastern Community Blood Center (SCBC) from Marianna, Fla., a division of the Florida Blood Services. BCF will not only be hosting the second blood drive of the semester, but also adding an additional day to the community-wide event providing more opportunity for people to participate in saving a life by giving blood. The office of Student Services has scheduled the two day blood drive on the Graceville campus for Monday and Tuesday, April 2 and 3, as students are returning from spring break.

The BCF family and Graceville community came together and donated over 47 units of blood in February, a number described by Florida Blood Services as "remarkable." Hoping to top that amount, the SCBC's mobile unit will accept donors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wellness Center parking lot on both days. The Red Cross website, www.redcross.org, offers several tips for first time or returning donors: maintain a healthy iron level in your diet, hydrate (drink an extra 16 ounces of liquid before and after donation), enjoy a healthy meal before donating blood (avoiding foods high in fat), and remember to bring identification.

For more information about the two day blood drive to be held on the BCF campus, please call 800-328-2660 ext. 474 or visit www.scbcinfo.org.


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The Southeastern Community Blood Center bus from Marianna, Fla., will be located in front of the Wellness Center where students, faculty, staff and campus guests can give blood.

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