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USCA’s Circle K blood drive benefits Shepeard Center

November 4, 2017 GMT

USC Aiken students, faculty and staff participated in the annual blood drive organized by the university’s Circle K Club.

Each year, the student organization sponsors a bloodmobile on campus, giving Pacers a convenient way to donate blood to the Shepeard Community Blood Center.

“Wow, what an amazing blood drive,” said Sarah Hall, the recruitment specialist for Shepeard’s Community Resources department. “Looking over past records, this was the most successful drive USC Aiken has ever hosted, so congratulations.”

Shepeard collects and distributes blood and blood products for 23 hospitals in South Carolina and Georgia. The center’s territory comprises 30 counties in both states.

Hall said the USCA donations will impact 258 local lives.

While the regional patients and medical facilities will receive extra blood donations, in part through Circle K’s efforts, USCA donors benefitted as well. Shepeard gave all presenting donors a free T-shirt.