The KCU chapter of Sigma Sigma Phi, a national osteopathic honor and service fraternity, invited students, faculty and staff to participate in its annual blood drive with the Community Blood Center on Nov. 19.
The Blood Center registered 29 volunteer donors and collected 35 units of blood — enough for five heart surgeries or one bone marrow transplant. There were 11 first-time donors.
For membership in Sigma Sigma Phi, students must be in the top 30 percent of their class, participate in extracurricular activities while in medical school, and work to further the osteopathic profession. The blood drive is just one example of the fraternity's service projects that help fulfill the University's mission to give back to the communities we serve.