Greenville, S.C. (November 15, 2013) – This fall, three Upstate universities – Bob Jones University, Furman University and North Greenville University – competed in a “Saving Lives Together” blood drive to help the Blood Connection collect a record amount of blood donations and meet a great need for blood in the Upstate.
Each university sponsored a drive to see which student body could get the largest percentage of their students to donate blood and strengthen unity between the schools and the greater Greenville community through the drive.
Through the efforts of the students at these three universities, the Blood Connection collected 1,261 units of blood. BJU had 28.2% of its student body participate in the drive. North Greenville and Furman had 8.6% and 3.2% of their students participate respectively.
“It’s a great opportunity to help the greater Greenville community,” says Dr. Stephen Jones, President of BJU. “I’m proud of our students for stepping up to the challenge and joining with Furman and North Greenville to help those who need blood in our community.”