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NUSNA Activities for November 2011

1. On Monday, Oct 24th the NU-SNA sponsored a blood drive with the San Diego Blood Bank. The students contacted the SD Blood Bank, took charge of publicity and coordinated with NU-Facilities personnel to make this happen. Also, the majority of donations came from the nursing students ! By the end of the day, 37 units of blood were collected, exceeding the goal that was originally set. According to the SD Blood Band rep, this equates to saving 74 lives ! The SD Blood Bank was so impressed that they have asked the NU-SNA to plan to work with them again in the spring, and this time they are setting the goal even higher!

2. On November 12th, several of the nursing students from the NU-SNA will be volunteering at the 17th Annual “Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference and Health Fair”. This conference is put on by local healthcare professionals that focus on the care of diabetics. It is for members of the general public who are living with diabetes The emphasis is to give people an edge on the information and empowerment they need to live well with diabetes. The students nurses will be involved in many activities; ranging from helping with registration to assisting other professionals to complete health screening and providing participants with education about managing their disease.

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