Daily O'Collegian, 2009-01-22
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thedaily ao'collegian ! ,..,. , philip joneso'colleglan caleb campbell, a secondary education lophomore, gets blood drawn at the starlight terrace on wednesday afternoon. donation exploration following blood from students' veins to saved lives i by sara stephenson staff writer new$tocolly.com :, hticy hav'ceomc-foryour blood. the oklahoma wood j institute is on campus this week for "winter wcl-i come back" drive, which sigma nu sponsor ins- "it's something we're rc- ally passionate about," said jeffrey lendrickson, an undeclared freshman and chairman event. although many students will donate, few know what happens to their blood after it given. once donated, taken away be processed. "we process test all of our in own facility city," kristi johnson, program consultant. donor sent results from that give the person's blood type, pressure and cholesterol. after being processed, i split-into plate-, lets, plasma red cells. each part of is given to person who needs it. "one donation can save three people," johnson said. then, shipped hospitals in oklahoma kept there until it needed. "whole good for 56 days," almost always used before expiration date. "we make sure every possible unit put use somewhere," obi makes supply full those need "wc have never had buy from anywhere else," "we've maintained a constant supply." the obi holds blood drives at osu about five times a year. "wc collect more here than anywhere-cim:,". johnson said. 400 students donate during wccklong winter welcome back drive; each student donates one pint of blood. donors must be leasr 17 years old and weigh least 110 pounds. "we always tell them (donors) to cat good meal drink plenty fluids before donating," she said all types arc donate. whole process takes an hour complete, but giving only 10 minutes. "it is something you can do that doesn't cost any money save someone's life," it's important for keep supply full many reasons. "my family has a history of health problems, and many them have had surgeries where they needed blood," ysald.whwncy.hall, achemi-cal engineering senior. jesse gaylord, computer freshman, said he donated blood for three reasons. "it helps save another life," said. "i get free food. it keeps fresh in my system." despite reasons like these, students shy away from the experience. "a lot people don't to donate because needles," johnson course, donors always walk just pint lighter. obi also gives gifts those willing open vein grear cr good. 1 "you life, we'll give you t-shirt," "incentives make drives better." i university avenue closing next week by sara stephenson student government reporter newsocolly.com j university avenue construction will begin its 1 next phase monday. ' "you no longer be able to drive on i starting monday," j said mike buchcrt, director of long range facilities ( planning. buchert gave sga an update what is come for the project at wednesday night's meeting. buchcrt univer sity a city that cost about s5 million. on monday, the construction will close university avenue from monroe street to knoblock street. it take about three weeks repair water line and put down temporary pavement. intciocction is scheduled re-open feb. 23, inter , sccdon,isschc(lulcd,to. reopen april 1. however, attempts arc being made make this part of campus accessible limited amounts traffic, buchcrt said. gates that usu- ally closed during day remain open allow traffic access white-hurst. workers also up detour signs along 6th lead people duck street, ! pedestrians will also find a way to campus through the 1 construction, buchcrt said. while road is closed, two pedestrian crosswalks remain open at all times near monroe and knoblock streets. greek walk during construction. emergency services have been coordinated with be allowed street intersection times, buchert university avenue contractually obligated open on sept. 18, buchert said. however, he said the contractors arc one week ahead of schedule and are hoping to be done at least month before scheduled date. completed project will make improvements drainage system street lights university avenue. crosswalks put -the (intersections' ofmorv- , roe, knoblock hester streets. crosswalk intersection jefferson removed, essentially giving campus fewer crosswalks, although has taken entire construction budget for this fiscal year, buchcrt some money is left that spent repair parking areas next year. rfextinq while driving expensive and dangerous 1 bhmhmhhhhrhh ikkkkkhf w$ ' jkwffltihkesikkkm njmtikkkkkkh jpbbbsp '.jbih danelwalkervotolleglan amanda cawvey, an aarlcuhiire education junior, said the often texts while driving, controlling wheel whh her efeowi as he types. by chelsea jensen staffwriter new$ocolly.com it might be one of the most dangerous things a per son can do while driving, and in oklahoma, it's still legal. bill that would have prohibited cell phone use driving oklahoma failed may 1999, state has legislation to prevent local councils from enacting their own bans phones when according cellular news web site. however, if driver's ac- tions could cause harm to others, that is a traffic violation, said david crow, tulsa police officer. "there arc actually laws now would encompass (tcxting while driving)," crow said. "our city of has an ordinance called 'inattentive driving' and that's going be anything from reading the newspaper, putting on makeup, tcxting driving. "if you have crash, wc can prove your actions caused danger society, we write up for inattentive driving." fine in attentive driving in tulsa is sijo. officials from the stillwater police department said has same i type of ordinance. j drivers who aren't pay- t ing attention, including us- ' a cell phone, could get s150 fine or si6j if an accident occurs. oklahoma highway ; patrol can give up to s300, crow said. he tcxting while more dangerous than talking on phone '. driving. see textino page 7 - (fj) o'collegianweb exclusives poll update: how will obama do as pres.? , comments from theweb: ..... r. 11 1 "1 find it odd, that those who always proclaim the i won perfect, but gotta be better than . ijj j thciastcightjaperccnt best four wars ever! 18pcrcent vfl t a marthjot change ib hi nbtcbytucsday s to be brief: ixm what's in a name raleigh, n.c (ap) web developer george : hugcr says he turned 5s into $35,000 when bought tlic expired internet domain for former president i v bush s presidential library and then sold it luck. le the rights $5, sat on them ; j two years. new address, ba- rackobarnalibrar)'.corn, arc already taken. 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|Title||Daily O'Collegian, 2009-01-22|
|Subject||Oklahoma State University-Students-Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals-Oklahoma; Sillwater, (Okla.)-Newspapers|
|Description||The student-run newspaper at Oklahoma State University from 1924 -|
|Publisher||Stillwater, OK; Oklahoma State University, 1924 -|
|Relation||The Daily O'Collegian|
|Rights||Copyright 2011 Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. All rights reserved.|