Ashford Blood Drive Nets 14 Units

Fourteen units of blood were collected when Ashford University’s Student Government Association held its Halloween American Red Cross Blood Drive on October 31.

Melissa Wiebenga, Director of Student Activities, said that each unit could save the lives of up to three people. “Our donors should be proud of the contribution they made to the blood bank,” she said. “Saving 42 lives is something everyone should be proud of.”

Twenty people attempted to give blood during the drive at Ashford.

Founded in 1918 as Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM.  For more information, please visit