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September 25, 2018

SVSU hosting event to prevent traumatic injuries, plus blood drive and flu vaccinations

Saginaw Valley State University is hosting several events to educate individuals on how to respond in emergency situations by heightening awareness on how to respond when someone is in life-threatening danger.

Sessions are planned Wednesday, Sept. 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at SVSU's Health and Human Services building and the Thompson Student Activities Room in the Student Center.

Life Net and Covenant Healthcare representatives will be present to present “Stop the Bleed,” a national initiative to help save lives when a person has experienced a traumatic injury. Mobile Medical Response and Kochville Township Fire Department representatives will also be at the event to discuss their role in disaster management and triage.

Along with the learning activities, Michigan Blood representatives will be on campus hosting a blood drive and Covenant Healthcare and SVSU Nursing will be offering flu vaccinations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For the vaccinations, it is recommended to pay in advance at the Campus Financial Services Center, but participants can pay in cash the day of the event.

Attendees who donate blood and attend the "Stop the Bleed" one-hour certification session can enter to win a $25 gift card to Chili's or Panera Bread.

There will be SVSU nursing student volunteers to direct participants to particular events or to provide information on where an event is being held.