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Kent State Approaches $100,000 in Tuition Scholarships From LifeShare Blood Drives on Campus

Posted Sep, 17, 2012

LifeShare Community Blood Services is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to providing safe and adequate blood and blood component supply for patient healthcare in Northeast Ohio. The LifeShare Community Blood Services Scholarship was created to acknowledge the crucial role students, faculty, staff and administration play in helping to maintain adequate blood supply.

University Health Services, College of Business Administration and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center sponsor LifeShare blood drives at the Kent Campus. In addition, the student organization Public Health Student Alliance hosted its first LifeShare blood drive this past spring.

Keeping in mind that one $500 tuition scholarship is created for every 35 units of blood collected, the LifeShare blood drives held on the Kent Campus have led to $97,000 in earned scholarships since this blood drive initiative started in 2005.

Please consider donating with LifeShare at our September blood drive so that Kent State can reach the milestone of $100,000. Every unit collected helps earn scholarships for Kent State students, and a Chipotle gift card will be given to all donors.

Upcoming LifeShare Scholarships and Burritos Blood Drive: Sept. 18, 19 and 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the DeWeese Health Center.

Are you interested in giving blood with LifeShare? If so, sign up online at Be sure to use sponsor code KSUKENT. Walk-ins are always welcome; however, people with appointments will be taken first before walk-ins. A photo ID is required at blood drives.

Scholarship applications are available at all LifeShare blood drives or the information can be downloaded at

For more information about Lifeshare Community Blood Services, visit
If you have any questions about the upcoming blood drive, contact Scott Dotterer (University Health Services) at