Wayland hosts blood drive to benefit Beverly Steed 

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University is encouraging the community to support a special blood drive on campus Thursday, April 21. The blood drive will benefit Beverly Steed, the administrative assistant in athletics.

Due to a shortage in the blood supply, United Blood Services asked Wayland to host the drive. This blood drive has a specific cause, however, as Wayland officials wanted to do something to aid in the cancer treatment for Steed, who has been battling cancer for several years.

The cost for treatment continues to grow for Steed who needs occasional blood transfusions. United Blood Services has agreed that for every four units donated on Thursday, they will credit Steed with one free unit of blood.

The event will take place in the University Center room 211 from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Log onto bloodhero.com to sign up or call Brad Miles at 291-3752.