Recently, Bakersfield College’s Student Government Association hosted their annual Cesar Chavez Blood Drive in partnership with Houchin Blood Bank. Stephanie Gibbons, our contact at Houchin, sent an update email after the event to let Bakersfield College’s team know exactly how successful the event was.
The results were amazing, with total donations surpassing last year’s blood drive at Bakersfield College by 40 units. Moving the Houchin buses to the Campus Center resulted in awareness among students and an increase in first-time donors. For the two day event, 394 students registered to donate, and 293 units of blood were collected. There were 204 first time donors this year, compared to 167 last year. I am so proud of our Bakersfield College students!
Thank you to everyone who made this event possible, including SGA president Shelby Sward, and Director of Student Life, Liz Peisner. Bakersfield College is committed to the health and wellness of our community.
Let me take this moment to review one of our six Core Values–Wellness.
We believe health and wellness to be integral and foundational elements, and we understand that a holistic education improves all aspects of the individual and the society including the mind, body, and spirit; through education, we will positively impact the health of the natural environment and the global community.