TAMIU Continues Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge
Posted: 3/27/14

TAMIU Continues National Cesar Chavez
Blood Drive Challenge Through Thursday

In partnership with the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will host its annual Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Tuesday- Thursday, March 25-27.

STBTC bloodmobiles will be stationed in front of the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library March 25 – 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and March 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

TAMIU students are competing with college and university students across the US as part of the National Cesar E. Chavez Bloor Drive Challenge, founded in 2009.  TAMIU has previously won a first and second place in past Challenges.

TAMIU students hope to gather at least 204 units of lifesaving blood. TAMIU alumni and University employees can also participate in the Challenge.  Nationwide, the Challenge hopes to enlist the giving and support of up to 30,000 donors.

All presenting donors receive a mini physical, a T-shirt and a chance to win a pair of plaza level SPURS tickets (parking pass included). For more information, visit http://southtexasblood.org/news/events/texas-am-international-university-cesar-e-chavez-blood-drive

On campus information is available by calling Patricia Gutierrez, academic coordinator for the sponsoring College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) & High School Equivalency Program (HEP) at 956.326.2707 or by emailing patriciac.gutierrez@tamiu.edu

STBTC is a nonprofit community blood center specializing in a variety of services. Blood Services provides blood, plasma, platelets and other blood components to over 67 hospitals in 43 South Texas counties. STBTC has seven donor rooms in South Texas and conducts multiple mobile blood drives each week.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu