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Welcome to the Iowa State
University Blood Drive
Spring Blood Drive 2013
Monday - Thursday 10am-5pm and Friday 9am-1pm
-- Great Hall, Memorial Union--
20 Gallon Story
Louise originally started donating blood in 1958 when she was working at a small town church in Nebraska and the
community held blood drives nearby. She completed her first gallon- 8 donations, in Nebraska and was always trying
to recruit donors to the blood drives by letting them know that it was, " A good thing to do, and it didn't cost
anything." She then moved back to central Iowa in 1962 and this was around the time she started donating at
Iowa State, so if the dates add up correctly she would have been around for some of the early years of blood donation.
She recalls that the drive were not always held in the Union originally they were over in MacKay Hall. She reached the
20 gallon mark (160 donations) in blood donation, before having to stop for medical reasons but she says,
"I gave as long as I could, and hope others do the same."It’s stories like these that should remind us how important our donations are.