GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 8, 2023) – The Community Service Council (CSC) at Bob Jones University will host its semi-annual Blood Connection Drive beginning Thursday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day. The Blood Connection buses will be located in front of Rodeheaver Auditorium.
The CSC’s mission is to organize service projects in the Greenville community and seeks to connect students and student organizations to service opportunities. In September, the BJU Center for Leadership Development and the CSC coordinated an emergency blood drive for those impacted by Hurricane Idalia. In two days, over 260 units of blood were donated. Since each donation has the potential to save three lives, approximately 786 patients benefited from this effort.
“In these challenging times, we are so thankful for those who take the time and effort during a busy day to donate blood and ultimately save lives,” said Dr. Matthew Weathers, director of the BJU Center for Leadership Development. “It’s a privilege for those of us at BJU to help those in our community needing to receive blood donations.”
Students, alumni and members of the public interested in donating blood are encouraged to eat iron-rich foods (i.e. meats, spinach, and broccoli), drink plenty of water, and eat a good meal the day they donate.
All donors will receive a $50 e-gift card. Donors are encouraged to sign up for an appointment.