NEMCC PTK schedules January blood drive

Date(s) - 01/15/2014-01/16/2014
10:30 am-3:15 pm

Northeast Mississippi Community College


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BOONEVILLE, Miss. – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Iota Zeta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society will start the 2014 spring semester with its annual January blood drive on January 15 and 16 in the Claude Wright Room inside the Haney Union.

Times for the blood drive are 10:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15 and from 10:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 16.

During its September blood drive, the honor society pushed into a third day due to the turnout at the drive that coincided with September 11 and saw 66 successful donors give a total of 73 units of blood including red cell donations.

To donate at the Northeast Mississippi Community College blood drive, log on to use sponsor code: NEMCC or call United Blood Services 842-8871 to make an appointment.

United Blood Services advises to save time on the donation that a donor completes the “Health History Questionnaire” online at the day of the blood drive. Health history must be completed the same day as the donation; it cannot be completed a day or two ahead of time.

Once the Health History Questionnaire is completed, a donor can print the Fast Track Donation Ticket and bring it to the donation site.

In addition to receiving a T-shirt after donating, those that participate in “The Hero In You,” blood program will receive 600 points for their donation if an appointment is made online through the Bloodhero website.

Donors will receive 100 points for making an appointment, 100 points for the donation and an extra 400 points which can be applied toward T-shirts, movie tickets and even ice cream.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.

Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 years and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.

For those not wanting to register an appointment through the bloodhero website, one can email Andrea Mathis at with name, date and time of the appointment that one wishes to donate.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,250 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions.

More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually. Recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges, Phi Theta Kappa is the official honor society of two-year colleges.

Northeast’s Iota Zeta chapter has been named a five-star chapter, the highest ranking attainable, for the twelfth consecutive year.

Advisors for the chapter during the 2013-14 academic year are Dr. Ray Harris, Andrea Mathis of Booneville, Dr. Deborah Kehoe of Oxford and Carla Falkner of Tupelo.