Student Housing Hosts First Battle of the Halls
The event aims to encourage students living in residence halls to donate blood.
Written by Rikki Carter
The goal of the event is to have at least 25 students donate 31 pints of blood.
University Student Housing hosts the first Battle of the Residence Halls Blood Donation Challenge from 2:30-8 p.m. each day April 23-26.
University Student Housing, in collaboration with United Blood Services (UBS) of Lubbock, plan to increase the amount of blood donated by Texas Tech students by encouraging students living in residence halls to donate. The event is a challenge among the residence halls to see which halls donates the most blood during the weeklong event.
Drew Jahr, assistant director of Residence Life, said this is an opportune time for students to give back to the Lubbock community by donating their blood or time.
“This event will allow students to see the importance of helping others in need,” said Jahr. “There are many people who need blood transfusions every year. For the students who volunteer their time they will have the opportunity to give back to the community.”
The goal of the event is to have at least 25 students donate 31 pints of blood. Each residence hall will have one day to collect as many pints of blood as possible.
Students unable to meet blood donating qualifications will have an opportunity to volunteer their time with UBS. Students wishing to volunteer must visit the front desk of their residence hall by noon April 18 to provide their information.
The event schedule is as follows:
Monday: Hulen and Clement Halls (lobby)
Wall and Gates Halls (lobby)
Tuesday: Murray Hall (study lounges, 1st floor)
Stangel and Murdough Halls (Bloodmobile)
Carpenter and Wells Halls (lobby)
Wednesday: Horn and Knapp Halls (WISE Lounge in Knapp)
Gordon and Bledsoe Halls (Gordon Lounge)
Sneed Hall (Sneed Room)
Thursday: Chitwood and Weymouth Halls (Chitwood lobby)
Coleman Hall (lobby)
Each donor will receive appreciation gifts and will be entered into a prize drawing.
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