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Outdated homophobic policies on donating blood still plague society

Outdated homophobic policies on donating blood still plague society

Oden Taylor

November 6, 2019

In the early ‘80s, rumors of a “gay disease” spread across America, completely misrepresenting Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as something only gay people—specifically men—could contract. These rumors were perpetrated by what is now referred to as the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS...

BloodSource plans visit to ARC

BloodSource plans visit to ARC

Alondra Botello

March 5, 2018

American River College students will have an opportunity to donate blood  March 6 and 7 through BloodSource, a community based, non-profit blood center that provides mobile blood drives.   Ryan Nix, the health services assistant on campus, said that according to records from the health center at AR...

ARC saves lives with blood drive

ARC saves lives with blood drive

T.J. Martinez

March 16, 2017

On March 7-8, Bloodsource held a blood drive with locations in both parking lot B and near the parking garage. One pint of blood can save up to three lives, which means that 795 people in need will receive the blood donated by the 355 individuals who participated in the drive. Although 355 people...

Bloodsource is back at ARC

Bloodsource is back at ARC

Jared Smith

September 21, 2016

American River College held a blood drive this week that began Tuesday and runs until 3 p.m. today. The drive has two locations, one between the police station and parking structure, and the other in B lot, next to the student center. Many students lined up outside of the BloodSource “bloodmobile...

ARC Blood Drive gets started

ARC Blood Drive gets started

Bailey Carpenter

March 1, 2016

Today, March 1,  was the first day of American River College's annual two day Blood Drive. The event will continue tomorrow, March 2, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There are two stations, one near the parking structure and the portables, and the other near the Student Center and science building.  ...

ARC to host blood drive March 1 and 2

ARC to host blood drive March 1 and 2

Allante Morris

February 26, 2016

Once a semester American River College hosts their annual Blood Drive. This spring, it will be held March 1 and 2 at parking lot B next to the Student Center and the lot next to parking garage and police portable. According to BloodSource, approximately 1 out of every 7 people entering the hospit...

Opinion: Everyone who can should donate blood

Opinion: Everyone who can should donate blood

Emily Thompson and Ashley Nanfria

October 19, 2015

By Emily Thompson and Ashley Nanfria When someone in the United States is in need of a blood transfusion every two seconds, everyone who can needs to give blood. A little needle is nothing compared with saving a life. Blood helps to save the lives of accident and burn patients, premature infants...

ARC students help save lives

ARC students help save lives

Emily Thompson

October 2, 2015

Blood Source came to American River College on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 in hopes of getting students to save lives by donating blood. Blood Source is a full service blood bank that caters to 40 hospitals throughout the Central and Northern California area. The blood drive is sponsored by the ARC He...

Blood donations at ARC next week

Blood donations at ARC next week

Jordan Schauberger

September 22, 2015

The bloodmobiles are coming back to American River College on Sept. 29 and 30. Sponsored by the ARC Health Center, BloodSource will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be bloodmobiles set up in Parking Lot B next to the Student Center and in the parking lot adjacent to Beaver Stadium...

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