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SWOSU Blood Drive Results in 277 Pints

September 22, 2010

Southwestern Oklahoma State University's "Battle of the Genders" blood drive held September 20-21 on the Weatherford campus resulted in 277 pints of blood for the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Cindy Dougherty, dean of students at SWOSU, said females won the competition by a sizeable margin.

The drive was one of four blood drives that are held annually on the SWOSU campus. The September drive was sponsored by the Collegiate Activities Board, which used the blood drive to kick off a campaign to celebrate the Old Science Building's 100th anniversary.

Cody Sims, director of CAB, said the blood drive is part of a "Centennial Fest-a-Salute" to the Old Science Building, which is 100 years old this year. Several people on campus are organizing various activities that will be celebrated during SWOSU Homecoming on October 15-16.

By the time of the celebration, Sims said CAB plans to have collected 100 extra pints of blood for the Oklahoma Blood Institute, 100 pounds of paper to recycle and 100 books to send to Africa. They will also have cut out 100 helping hands, signed by supporters of the Old Science Building, which will hang in the building. The blood drive resulted in meeting CAB's first goal.

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