Annual Blood Drive Draws Community Members to Campus

Student Nurses Association promoted the event because donating blood is a simple step that can help others.

By Jesse Mishler
Staff Writer

Supplies were set up in room E250 for the blood drive event. Photo credit: Jesse Mishler

The American Red Cross set up the annual blood drive on campus on October 28 for anyone to donate blood from the community or the campus. The Red Cross was set up to donate blood because blood is needed and campus was a convenient spot for anyone from the community to donate.

Student representatives Eponine Roue (left) and Jillian Yerges (right) from the Student Nurses Association helped to host the blood drive. Photo credit: Jesse Mishler

Eponine Roue and Jillian Yerges, nursing students from the Student Nurses Association, explained that hosting the event on campus was a convenient way to get the word out and that every person can donate blood and can save a life. Blood is always needed and donating is not much of a hassle to do. “It’s a really good thing… It’s a big crowd,” said Yerges.

If you missed the blood drive this year, be on the lookout for the blood drive next year