SGA Presidents Join Gov. Ivey to Promote Blood Donation

  • April 24th, 2020

In an effort to overcome potential blood donor shortages created by the COVID-19 crisis, Student Government Association presidents across the state are teaming up with Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Higher Education Partnership to promote blood donation.

“The demand for blood is higher than ever,” said Demarcus Joiner, UA’s SGA president. “Given the current situation, blood donations are critical because the blood will be used to help save many lives impacted by this crisis. If you are able and feel safe to do so, please consider contributing by visiting your local blood bank.”

Joiner is one of 15 SGA presidents from Alabama’s public universities working together on the effort, which came about after Ivey reached out for help.

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