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Medical Students Learn About Blood Donations

Medical Students Learn About Blood Donations

Amy LeVan, a representative from the Kentucky Blood Center, recently visited the Basic Anatomy & Physiology I class at the ANU Danville, Kentucky Campus to speak about the blood donation process.

During her presentation, Ms. LeVan shared that currently only five percent of the population donates blood. She said that people often do not donate because they are unsure of the process, or no one ever asked them to donate.  Each day 400 pints of blood are used within the Kentucky Blood Center service area, and one pint of blood can save up to three lives.

The information that Ms. LeVan provided is valuable to the students, both as prospective blood donors and as future medical professionals.

“I would like to work with her team.”

“She was very informative. She gives a broader view on the process of donating blood,” said Rebecca Wardle, a student in the phlebotomy/ECG program. “It helps to know details on the process, so that fears and anticipation that donors may have is relieved. It also helped to know and realize that it is very valuable to saving lives.”

“Amy was great; I learned from her answers,” added Tina Pendygraft, a student in the medical assisting program. “I would like to work with her team.”

For more information about the Kentucky Blood Center and blood donations, visit

Photo-Amy LeVan, with the Kentucky Blood Center, is pictured speaking to an Anatomy & Physiology class at the ANU Danville, Kentucky Campus.

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