Make your donation for July 4th! What better way to celebrate our great country’s independence than by giving back and helping those in need? If you have some time, we encourage you to come out to our blood drive at American Career College’s Orange County campus to support the American Red Cross and your community. For every pint of blood donated, three lives are positively impacted. We are counting on our community to support us in this cause by donating as many pints of blood as possible. All participants will receive a coupon for free chips and queso at Chili’s, 2 complimentary VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory, and a voucher good for 2 Chivas tickets (Processing fees per ticket)! On June 18th at American Career College Ontario, we collected 95 pints of blood – let us see how many we can collect at Orange County!
Please join us on
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be available
North of the La Palma East Building
(you will see it as you exit the 2411 Building)
SIGN UP NOW AT IN THE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE
and enter the Sponsor Code:
On Monday, June 18th, 2012, American Career College’s Ontario Campus joined forces with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive. With the continued efforts of the American Red Cross, and ACC’s caring community, we were able to donate 95 pints of blood. With this donation, we will help save approximately 285 lives. This was a phenomenal outcome, and ACC truly appreciates the American Red Cross and everyone who was involved in this life changing event.
In exchange for a blood donation, donors were given two tickets to the Laugh Factory, two tickets to a LA Galaxy game, and a free taco from Wahoo’s. But those who donated blood were most excited about the fact that their donation could save lives. We are very thankful to our students and community members who were able to take the time out of their day to donate.
We’d like to thank the American Red Cross for their support and for continuing to join forces with American Career College for this extraordinary cause. The American Red Cross has partnered with ACC several times in the past, and we hope to donate even more pints in the future!
Please check out the photos from this event below. Also included are photos of ACC’s “Share Your Thoughts” Social Media Hub, which was set up at the Ontario campus during the blood drive. If you or your friends are in any of these photos, we encourage you to share them.
Please stay tuned for additional event announcements. Thank you!
Let’s face it; school can be extremely stressful. Whether you’re taking medical billing classes or pursuing an Associate’s in Surgical Technology, attending a school that focuses on allied health care can be fun, rewarding, and challenging. But sometimes health care training can be stressful, due to the challenges you face in balancing school with work and your personal life. To make the most of your time and energy while you attend school, you need to learn how to manage your stress.
Here are 5 major stress management tips:
Breathe. It sounds like the easiest thing in the world. But often, when you get stressed, your chest gets tight and it may seem hard to breathe. Say you’re worried about an assignment due Monday. Or you’re thinking about the busy day ahead on your commute to school. No matter what’s bothering you, address your anxiety immediately by taking a couple of deep breaths. Take a moment to breathe in, counting to five, and then breathe out. The extra oxygen will help you feel more energized, as it fuels every cell in your body. After breathing in slowly counting to five, five times, you will feel more relaxed and able to focus.
Schedule.Creating a schedule can not only increase your productivity, but also help organize your life so you don’t have to worry about turning in late assignments or forgetting important events. First of all, you need to keep track of your class schedule, work schedule, and assignment due dates. Second, set aside specific times to study so that you can keep your personal life separate from work and school. The more you schedule times to study, the more free time you will realize you have to relax, work out, and spend time with family. You can even schedule time to organize your notes and dates for tests, so you can optimize your studying time. Consider writing these things down on a to-do list or a calendar. Establishing a consistent routine can help you ensure that you’re getting everything done.
Workout. It’s no secret that exercise is good for you, but you have to commit to it if you really want to improve your stress levels and your overall health. Stress can cause a wide range of physiological reactions, from weight gain to headaches to anxiety, so make an effort to exercise a few times each week to get your body back into balance. If you’re short on time, take a walk between classes or try multitasking by reading a textbook while you bike at the gym. Working out stresses your muscles but relieves your mind, so you can think more clearly. You can also choose to interact with nature and get some vitamin D from the sun, or work out with a friend to spend quality time with them.
Sleep. You need a good night’s sleep – and sometimes even naps – in order to be productive during the day. Schedule an appropriate time to go to sleep when you schedule your day. Make sure you get a good eight hours of sleep so that you feel awake to take on the new day. A good night’s sleep is needed to rejuvenate your body. If you have kids, schedule your sleep time around theirs, or take turns with your partner sleeping and watching the kids. Naps are also a good way to supplement any sleep lost.
Learn. At American Career College, we have many workshops that cover time management, stress management, and financial aid. Feel free to take these workshops to learn more techniques for living your life with less stress. You can also ask your instructor for study tips, so you are not stressed on how to study for your exams. There are many study tips online, as well, that you can learn to form better note-taking and memorization habits.
We promised to keep you posted about our next Blood Drive, and here it is! Below you will find all of the information you need about ACC’s next blood drive. If you have any questions or comments, you can leave a reply below this post.
American Career College Ontario is once again teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Monday, June 18, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. We ask our students, faculty, and our surrounding community to donate blood to help save lives. All donors will receive two tickets to the Laugh Factory, a voucher for two tickets to a LA Galaxy game, and a coupon for a free taco from Wahoo’s.
To schedule your appointment, or for more information, contact Lisa Leggette in Student Services at ACC-Ontario or log onto www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: ACCOC.*
Why give blood**?
One pint of blood helps an average of three people.
About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood.
The #1 reason blood donors say they give blood is because they “want to help others.”
The rarest blood type may be the one missing when it’s needed by a patient.
If only one percent more of all Americans would give blood, blood shortages would disappear for the foreseeable future.
“It’s about an hour of your time. It’s About Life.”
Thank you in advance to all who plan on donating and contributing to this great cause. We look forward to seeing you there!