by Stephen Vodhanel, PhD
Under the leadership of several School of Pharmacy students and partnering with five organizations, the second annual blood drive was very successful.
Held on April 7 at the university campus Drayson Center, several LLUSP pharmacy students helped organize "Blood Drive 2014" with LifeStream of San Bernardino. LifeStream is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) comprehensive blood center that provides thousands of blood products each year to area hospitals.
Working with LLUSP students and LifeStream were the California Pharmacist Association (CPhA), Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI), the American Pharmacist Association (APhA), as well as the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). LifeStream also provided the marketing feature of t-shirts saying "ARE YOU MY TYPE."
The leadership skills of PY3 student Michiko Okawara were instrumental with organizing the event, and CPhA was the leading organization. The School of Pharmacy extends a special thank you to Michiko Okawara and CPhA.
Blood Drive 2014 was very successful! A total of 64 people registered and 43 units of blood were collected, and this effort is equated with saving 129 lives. In addition, 23 people became first-time registrants with LifeStream.
Photo L-R: LLUSP students Nehis Oviawe (PY3), Vong Nguyen (PY3), Daniel Popa (PY2) joining Blood Drive 2014.