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Northeast Phi Theta Kappa Schedules Blood Drive

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/16/2013-01/17/2013
10:15 am-3:30 pm

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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 New Year off right by rolling up its sleeves to help those in need.

Northeast’s Phi Theta Kappa will host a two-day blood drive on January 16-17 in the Claude Wright Room on the second floor of the Haney Union in Booneville.

Donations will be accepted from 10:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. both days and the event serves as one of the organization’s tri-annual blood drives that it holds each year.

Northeast’s Phi Theta Kappa routinely holds blood drives in January, April and September each year and it is through those blood drives that the local organization helps out not just Northeast but the surrounding northeast Mississippi area as well.

To help facilitate the process of registration for the blood drive, appointments for the Northeast blood drive can be made at http://www.bloodhero.com by using the sponsor code NEMCC or by contacting Phi Theta Kappa sponsor Andrea Mathis at (662) 720-7353 or by e-mail at ahmathis@nemcc.edu.

While appointments help speed the process along, walk-up donations are also appreciated.

During its September 2012 drive, the Northeast organization was able to get 100 people to register for donations and produced 89 units of blood toward the cause during the two-day event.

Each of the 89 products has the potential of being converted three different ways due to component therapy causing the reach of the latest blood drive to be as high as 267 people.

In its January 2012 blood drive, Northeast was able to produce 96 products of blood.

Since January 2008, Northeast’s Phi Theta Kappa has been able to produce 1,170 products of blood – enough to reach over 3,500 people that are in need of blood.

Northeast’s Phi Theta Kappa has held 12 regular blood drives since January 2008 and brought the United Blood Services Bloodmobile in for two more drives in just under 48 months.

During the last 12 regularly-schedule blood drives on the Northeast campus, Phi Theta Kappa has been able to account for 1,054 units.

Northeast gave 52 units during a January 2008 drive and put in a massive 82 units just nine months later during a September 2008 drive.

Northeast picked up its January pace with 67 in the opening month of 2009 and then produced one of the largest blood drives in recent memory with the 139-unitproduction during a two-day drive in September.

Northeast brought in the United Blood Services Bloodmobile for a pair of drives in February and April of 2009 and produced another 86 units.

During the January 2010 blood drive, Northeast broke a blood-giving milestone when the college collected its 500th product early on the second day of the event.

Northeast produced 112 products during the January drive and followed that drive up with 58 during the April drive – just three months after the112-product event.

In September 2010, Northeast matched its January production with 112 products before three drives in 2011 produced 282 products. January 2011 saw the college collect 81 products while the April drive ended with 96 donations.

Northeast broke the 100-product barrier again in September 2011 when the college rolled up its sleeves for a 105-product two-day blood drive prior to the 96-unit drive in January 2012.

During each of Northeast’s blood drives, the Phi Theta Kappa teams with United Blood Services which has been this area’s non-profit community blood provider since 1975, and serves patients in 22 hospitals in North Mississippi and North West Alabama. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Association of Blood Banks.

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.