Blood drive sponsored by the pre-health professions club

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Averyl Crouse, Reporter

Park University’s Pre-Health Professions Club held a blood drive at McCoy Meetin’ House on March 29.

The Pre-Health Professions Club typically holds two blood drives per semester where students, faculty and community members can donate to the American Red Cross.

Reid Evers is a junior biology major and helped to run the blood drive. He said, “Participating in the blood drive is an opportunity to give back to your community and to help out the Red Cross.”

Most of the blood donors were staff and faculty members, so the Pre-Health Professions Club is looking to increase student involvement in the next blood drive.

The Pre-Health Professions Club hosts many events for students to participate in throughout the school year. Earlier this semester, club members sold masks for students and faculty to wear around campus. The club also volunteers at events, such as the Pirate Pantry.

Beyond service activities, the club can also be a great asset for students who are preparing to apply to medical school.

“We have speakers come in from different disciplines in the medical field to help students in their journey of applying to medical school,” Evers said.

The next blood drive will likely be at the beginning of the fall 2021 semester. To volunteer with the American Red Cross and Pre-Health Club, reach out to Reid Evers or visit the Pre-Health Professions Club Instagram account or Crew page.