Soccer team recieves MIAA trophy, serves community

corey garriott

It’s not enough for the Lady Blues soccer team to give the community their best season of soccer ever; they want to give more.

The Lady Blues have teamed up with the Biology Club and the Community Blood Center for an emergency blood drive. They are extremely low on blood and need donations, in particular, O-positive blood.

“We’ll be handing out drinks and something to eat for afterwards,” said Courtney Russell, Lady Blue freshman forward.

Donations will be taken from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 in the lower level of the Petro Allied Health Center. All donations will benefit local hospitals and patients.

“It’s a good opportunity for team bonding, working together and helping the community,” said Russell, who will also be giving blood.

Russell said the blood drive came about from her parents. Her dad works for a printing company that happens to print flyers for the Community Blood Center and he saw they were low on blood. Russell’s blood happens to be O-positive, like needed, so they all thought this would be something good to set up at Washburn.

“I’m looking forward to it because I enjoy giving blood. I think it’s a good cause,” said Russell.

Despite O-positive blood being desperately needed, all donations are welcome and a photo identification will be needed at the time of donation.