DBU Responds with Blood Drive Campaign

DBU Responds

In response to the diminishing blood supply nationwide, Student Government and the Center for Mentoring at Dallas Baptist University launched a campaign in order to help counter the effects of COVID-19 in healthcare.

Universities and high schools provide around 25 to 30 percent of the country's blood supply, and local blood centers like Carter BloodCare have declared a critical blood shortage. In March, the American Red Cross alone reported that almost 2,700 of Red Cross blood drives were canceled, resulting in an 86,000 decrease in blood donations.

These past few weeks, DBU Patriots rose to the challenge by encouraging the community to pray for the nation's healthcare system, as well as by providing donations at campus blood drives in partnership with Carter BloodCare and at other local blood centers.

Patriots showed up, doing their part in helping to replenish the nation's blood supply: At DBU's campus drives, a total of 50 units of blood were donated to Carter BloodCare, and the center says this will help save about 150 lives.

Want to help restore our nation's blood supply? Donate blood at a local center and challenge others to do the same!

More information on the DBU Responds campaign can be found online.

Written by Faith Myers

Faith Myers is a member of University Communications at Dallas Baptist University.