Nursing Program Commemorates 9/11 with Blood Drive

by Madi Carpenter, Public Relations Writer

Every day, approximately 40,000 pints of blood are required to treat patients in hospitals and emergency clinics across the United States. To help meet this need, Cedarville University’s Student Nurse Association (SNA) will host a community blood drive on September 6 and 7 from 12-4 p.m. in the Stevens Student Center event rooms. 

A dedicated team of nursing students has coordinated the SNA blood drive. During the event, more than 30 nursing students will volunteer to set up the event, provide refreshments and care for donors.


More than 100 students, faculty and staff donors are expected to provide life-saving blood for blood banks, which will be used to help treat patients who are battling cancer, trauma, surgeries, transplants and blood disorders. 

“It’s a great opportunity to help people in need,” said Taylor Burns, a senior nursing student who is helping coordinate the event. “The nursing students love helping, and we’re able to bring the student body together for a good cause.” 

During the month of September, all blood drives nationwide will take place in honor of the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and all registrants for Cedarville’s drive will receive a free T-shirt commemorating the attacks’ first responders.

Donors can schedule a donation time by visiting www.donortime.com and using the sponsor code 147 or by calling 1-800-388-4483. Walk-ins are also welcome. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.