Meredith College hosted an event for Project Plasma on October 4, in observance of International Plasma Awareness Week 2023.
Approximately 120 Meredith faculty, staff, and students attended the fair, where they learned facts about plasma and the importance of plasma donation. Participants were also able to share their reasons for donating.
The Project Plasma event was held in honor of Meredith Provost Matthew Poslusny. Representatives from the Garner Station Grifols Donation Center and the GBS|CIDP Foundation International participated.
The student organizations involved were Meredith’s pre-health post-baccalaureate program and Peer Educators Advocating for Responsible Lifestyles (PEARLS). Professor of Biological Sciences Karthik Aghoram is the pre-health post-baccalaureate program director and Director of Student Health Services Mary Johnson is the PEARLS advisor.
In addition to the on-campus event, a Meredith College team formed in Poslusny’s honor participated in a Walk and Roll fundraiser on October 21. All money raised from Walk & Roll events goes towards research grants that the Foundation will award to leading experts in the field of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), and related syndromes such as Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN), and variants. Support the Meredith team
Learn more at gbs-cidp.org/project-plasma.