Polk stu­dents achieve honor lists at GNTC

The Standard Journal - - LIFESTYLE -

Dur­ing Liver Aware­ness Month in Oc­to­ber, the Amer­i­can Red Cross (ARC) en­cour­ages el­i­gi­ble donors to give blood and platelets to sup­port liver trans­plant pa­tients and oth­ers need­ing blood prod­ucts.

Liver trans­plants are the sec­ond most com­mon type of trans­plant with more than 6,000 per­formed in the U.S. each year, ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­can Liver Foun­da­tion. Liver trans­plant pa­tients may re­quire in ex­cess of 30 pints of blood dur­ing surgery.

Vol­un­teer donors are the only source of blood for those in need of trans­fu­sions dur­ing trans­plants and other surg­eries. Donors with all blood types are needed, and es­pe­cially those with types O neg­a­tive, A neg­a­tive, B neg­a­tive and AB blood.

Lo­cal donors can give dur­ing the ARC visit from 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5, 2015 at First Bap­tist Church, 133 Es­sex St., Cedartown.

To make an ap­point­ment to do­nate blood, el­i­gi­ble donors are en­cour­aged to down­load the new Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to re­ceive a down­load link, visit red­cross­blood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

A blood donor card or driver’s li­cense or two other forms of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion are re­quired at check-in. In­di­vid­u­als who are 17 years of age (16 with parental con­sent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in gen­er­ally good health may be el­i­gi­ble to do­nate blood.

High school stu­dents and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet cer­tain height and weight re­quire­ments.

Ge­or­gia North­west­ern Tech­ni­cal Col­lege has an­nounced the stu­dents achiev­ing the Pres­i­dent’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2015 sum­mer se­mes­ter.

To be el­i­gi­ble for the Pres­i­dent’s List, the stu­dent must main­tain a quar­terly GPA of 3.8 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours.

Stu­dents named to the Dean’s List must main­tain a quar­terly GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 with a course load of at least 12 credit hours.

Polk stu­dents in­cluded on the Pres­i­dent’s List in­clude:

Sa­man­tha Cantrell, Jonathan Carter, Kyra Fay, Re­becca Gray, Brandy McDow­ell, Yadira Navarro, Court­ney Pone, and Dar­nell Wat­t­ley.

Those mak­ing the Dean’s List from Polk are:

Sa­man­tha Cantrell, Jonathan Carter, Kyra Fay, Re­becca Gray, Brandy McDow­ell, Yadira Navarro, Court­ney Pone, and Dar­nell Wat­t­ley.

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