ICOM hosts first blood drive of the school year

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The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) hosted the first blood drive of the 2019-2020 academic year on Friday, Sept. 6, in partnership with the American Red Cross.

Sponsored by ICOM’s Community Outreach Committee, Chairman Kiefer Starks, OMS-II, says students, faculty and staff donated a total of 43 pints — also referred to as units — of blood.

“Each unit can save up to three lives,” Student-Doctor Starks said. “Today’s donation has the ability to impact up to 129 people. I am extremely proud of everyone who donated and supported this important cause.”

The committee is planning to organize another blood drive this winter.