Monmouth, Knox Colleges Combine to Donate Blood to Area Hospitals


Monmouth donates 48 units, Knox 38 units in lead-up to 134th Turkey Bowl game on Nov. 11.

On Nov. 11, the Monmouth College and Knox College football teams will compete 134th time in the legendary Turkey Bowl. On Oct. 26, the two colleges went head-to-head to donate blood — and the big winner were area hospitals.

A total of 86 units of blood were donated by members of the Monmouth and Knox communities. Monmouth donated 48 units, including three double red cell donations, compared to Knox’s 38 units.

The blood drive — administered by ImpactLife of Davenport, Iowa — was sponsored at at Monmouth by the College’s Pre-Health Society. The blood will be used by area hospitals.

Founded in 1853 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Monmouth College provides a transformative educational experience within a caring community of learners. A residential liberal arts college that is the birthplace of the women’s fraternity movement, Monmouth College empowers students to realize their full potential, live meaningful lives, pursue successful careers, and shape their communities and the world through service and leadership.

***Courtesy of Duane Bonifer, Monmouth College***

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