July 1, 2008

Owens Findlay-area Campus to Host Summer Community Blood Drive, July 10

FINDLAY, OH – Area residents are encouraged to help in saving lives as the Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus and the American Red Cross host a community Blood Drive on Thursday, July 10.

The Blood Drive will occur from 12-5 p.m. in the Conference Center on the Findlay-area Campus. Owens’ Findlay-area Campus is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

Qualified donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh between 110 and 350 pounds and not have given blood within 56 days prior to their donation. In addition, individuals should feel well the day of the Blood Drive and be in general good health. The Blood Drive is open to Owens employees and students, as well as area residents. Walk-ins are welcome. Photo identification is required to donate.

The American Red Cross Western Lake Erie Region, which comprises Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, requires 290 units of donated blood to keep its 22 hospitals adequately supplied on a daily basis.

Donors will be provided snacks and drinks before and after their donation. For more information, call (567) 429-3509 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3509.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.