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Blood drive to honor ATC biology professor

July 15, 2018

Aiken Technical College will partner with Shepeard Community Blood Center on Wednesday to sponsor a blood drive in support of a longtime ATC professor.

Dr. Kent Cubbage, who has taught biology at ATC since 2001, was injured in a serious accident June 26 in rural Aiken County. He had been a member of the City of Aiken Planning Commission and was a candidate for Aiken City Council in 2009.

The Shepeard Community Blood Center blood mobile will be on the ATC campus in front of the Student Activities Center from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The blood mobile can accommodate 28 donors during this time.

Anyone wishing to participate can donate from Wednesday to Saturday at the Shepeard Community Blood Center at 353 Fabian Drive in the Hitchcock Plaza Shopping Center in Aiken. If donating blood at the center, participants should let the staff know they are donating in Cubbage’s honor.

For more than a decade, Cubbage was the director of Aiken Ghost Tour’s Haunted History Tours, telling Aiken’s ghost stories linked to the city’s historic sites and events.

Cubbage also was the drummer with the band, The Upshot. The band performed around Aiken and played at Dinner en Blanc with Friends at Rose Hill in 2017.

“Kent has always been a tremendous supporter of the community,” Cubbage’s family said in a released statement. “In light of his recent accident, his family knows that he would greatly appreciate this blood drive to support patients within the CSRA.”

The family asks for privacy and requests no visitors at this time.

Want to go?

WHAT: Blood drive

WHEN: 1:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway

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