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Sorority punished for encouraging blood drive lies
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Members of a University of Missouri-Columbia sorority have been told to volunteer two hours to the American Red Cross after a controversy over a blood drive at the school.
The international chapter of Gamma Phi Beta delivered that directive and others to its Missouri chapter in April. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported on the directives Saturday.
On April 6, Christie Key, a sophomore and member of Gamma Phi, sent an e-mail to sorority sisters telling them to lie on an American Red Cross questionnaire so they could participate in a campus blood drive.
The Red Cross wants people who are sick or have recently received tattoos or piercings not to donate blood, to protect their health and that of the blood recipients.
The e-mail was written during Greek Week, when fraternities and sororities compete for points in games, skits and philanthropies.
Sorority and university leaders said disciplinary action has been taken against Key but declined to disclose what those actions involved.