Student Government blood drive to help tornado victims

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Tornado survivors in Alabama and Missouri will get relief from University blood donations next week.

The tornado disasters in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., two months ago inspired Student Government nursing representative Jaclyn Rosenthal to sponsor an SG blood drive, said SG communications director Sydney Fazende.

“An SG resolution was just passed in support of student victims of the tornadoes in Alabama, and this became a meaningful way to follow through,” Fazende said.

She said blood donations go down 20 percent during summer months, so the drive will be a way to bring in a large amount of blood and send it directly to those who need it most.

The drive, co-sponsored by University Health Services, will be held Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Gregory Gym.