Senate funds Blood Drive, weather postpones other agenda items


Katherine Kealey

Most Iowa State student organizations are eligible to receive funding from the Senate.

Student Government unanimously approved funding for the Blood Drive during a brief Senate meeting on Wednesday.

Other agenda items were postponed due to inclement weather. The meeting met a quorum with 20 senators in attendance.

The Senate allotted $431 to Blood Drive, a student organization that organizes annual fall and spring blood drives, to help them with expenses including a room rental, barricades and a mass email. This bill passed with a vote of 20-0.

Fredrickson Court Senator Khushi Patel, a sophomore majoring in finance, introduced the bill. A Blood Drive representative could not attend, so the bill was represented by finance director Kit Clayburn, a senior majoring in animal ecology.

The spring Blood Drive will occur from March 6 to 8 in the Memorial Union.