Red Cross honors graduate student council for blood drive efforts

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jesse Scott, a doctoral student in computer science and engineering, and the Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC) were recently recognized by the American Red Cross for their blood drive efforts.

Scott and the EGSC were honored with the Top School Sponsor Coordinator Award at a Red Cross ceremony in Pittsburgh on June 5.

Over the last three years, the EGSC has organized blood drives in the College of Engineering with Scott serving as the primary blood drive coordinator. The EGSC-led blood drives have been highly successful. During the spring and fall semesters in the last three years, the student group collected 384 units of blood, exceeding their goal of 375 units. The EGSC's tally of 384 units is equivalent to approximately 48 gallons.

In three years, the EGSC has collected a total of 520 units of blood, or more than 96 percent to their goal of 540 units. EGSC's 520 units are equivalent to approximately 65 gallons of blood.

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Last Updated June 18, 2012