January 31, 2013
CEDAR HILL, Texas - Blood is a very powerful entity. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need of blood and more than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day.
Each semester Kathy Bowles, RN for Northwood University, hosts a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. Aaron Chavez, senior, entertainment & sport promotion management major, stated, “Saving lives is a wonderful thing and I am happy to help anyway that I can.”
The Knights were so eager to donate blood that the line extended outside of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile. Some students donated blood to support the community and others had personal experiences that fueled their desire to contribute. “Donating blood means a lot to me. My aunt receives blood transfusions and a dear friend of my family passed away due to leukemia,” stated Rachael Knight, a senior management major.
Donating blood is simple, easy, and saves lives. The Knights would like to thank Nurse Kathy Bowles and the American Red Cross for giving them the opportunity to support their community.
ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY
Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.
Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.