Students, faculty and staff decided to Get in the Game and save a life in spring 2013 and became part of the Be The Match Registry, the cell registry that pairs potential donors with patients suffering from blood cancers.  

Bloodanooga 2013 cUTC added a total of 152 new names to the registry.  Potential donors completed basic paperwork and then gave a DNA sample through a cheek swab to complete their submission.

Additionally, the campus donated a total of 324 pints of blood during Blood-A-Nooga, UTC’s largest annual effort to support community partner Blood Assurance.

“The UTC community has answered the call on critical shortages throughout the year, either by hosting blood drives or coming over to our 4th Street donor center. So, many students simply were not eligible to donate yet, which is a great problem to have and we are thrilled that so many are choosing to become routine blood donors,” said Lacey Wilson, Blood Assurance spokesperson.

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