Border Bash for Blood
UGA students and alumni donated at least 140 units of blood and those from the University of South Carolina another 85 units during a “border bash” competition in honor of Aimee Copeland (BS ’10), who is recovering from a bacterial infection that led to the amputation of one of her legs, her foot and both hands. The UGA Alumni Association sponsored blood drives in Copeland’s honor at Memorial and Reed halls in June. Copeland, who was treated at a hospital in Augusta, contracted the bacteria in early May when she fell from a homemade zip line and into a North Georgia River, suffering a serious cut on her leg. In early July she left the hospital to begin rehabilitation at a treatment center.