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Boston University Annual Blood Drive

Each year, Boston University holds a Blood Drive in Meghan Birdsall's honor. If you would like to participate in the Spring 2001 Blood Drive, it will be held at:

Boston University
George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (448-3543) sponsored by the American Red Cross.

The Birdsall family received the following letter from the University following the first Annual Blood Drive.

February 16, 1999

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Birdsall,

I am writing to tell you that our Blood Drive in memory of Meghan on February 9 was a wonderful tribute. Over 100 Boston University students and faculty members attended the Drive, and almost all of them were able to donate blood.

Michelle arranged the photographs of Meghan you sent us for all to see as they entered the Student Union throughout the day. It was fitting that two-dozen COM students helped staff the Drive, registering donors and distributing food and drinks. In memory of Meghan, her peers helped the Red Cross maintain an adequate blood supply for all those in need.

Thank you for your help and encouragement as we planned the tribute. I am pleased to inform you that we plan to hold a COM-sponsored Blood Drive in memory of Meghan as an annual event.

Kate Goldfield
Director of Student Services
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