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Local Blood Bank Benefits from Baylor Law Immunity Day

March 30, 2012

Baylor Law School literally rolled up its collective sleeves in order to save lives. At the school's recent Immunity Day, students participated in a blood drive for Carter BloodCare and almost doubled the amount of participants from a blood drive held in the fall.

"At Baylor Law's blood drive we had 60 whole blood donors. That is awesome. We know we can depend on Baylor Law to have a great turn out and to have a big support to the community blood supply. Just as a reminder one donation can save up to three adults or six babies so the Baylor Law drive will potentially be able to save 180 adults or 360 babies. That is so wonderful," said Sara Mabile of Carter BloodCare.

Immunity Day takes place every quarter at the law school and is organized by the Student Bar Association. To participate in Immunity Day, students donate to a designated charity and are excused that day from getting called on in class. Non-profit organizations that have benefitted from Immunity Day include Toys for Tots, the Advocacy Center, Talitha Koum and Carter BloodCare, to name a few. In addition to the blood drive, students also raised $2,532 for the March of Dimes at this quarter's Immunity Day.

"The Student Bar Association enjoys getting Baylor Law Students involved in the community. Giving blood is one small thing that we can do to say thank you to Waco," said Andy Jones, 2L Vice President.

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