Eastern: Doing a Bloody Good Job!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Earlier this month, Eastern held yet another blood drive and we collected 164 units of blood! Great job to anyone who gave (or tried to give) their blood! You've helped save lives!

Here are the numbers from last year's blood drives:
  • October Drive: 166 Units
  • December Drive: 108 Units
  • February Drive: 132 Units
  • April Drive: 121 Units
  • Total: 527 Units
  • Those units from last year add up to about 10% of Eastern students giving blood, which has earned us a Silver Award from the Red Cross!
Keep it up, donors!

Also, Check out the article about the Red Cross Blood Drive on campus:
Eastern is acquiring a state-wide reputation of being bighearted in service to our community.  One way to do this is to support the American Red Cross blood drives which take place four times during the academic year.  Students, faculty, and staff generously donate the gift of life on a regular basis.  Residence Halls become involved with blood donations in a friendly competition called the Dean’s Cup. The hall with the highest number of donations, along with other requirements, will be eligible to win this coveted trophy for the year.

“When I first donated blood, it was my freshman year at Eastern and I was hoping to overcome a lifelong fear of needles.  Looking back now, I do it out of fairness to others; I would want someone to be willing to donate blood if I needed it and I should be doing the same.  The process is easy-going, the nurses and staff have always been friendly to me.  The pancakes are great!”  Shannon Ellis, 2011 Graduate
Eastern’s first blood drive of the year took place on Monday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 11th generating a total of 164 productive pints.  We could not have had such a successful blood drive without the help of the 29 student volunteers who donated 62 hours of their time to do check-ins and provide refreshments at the canteen.  The aroma of the made-to-order pancakes, given to our donors, permeates the Student Center on the days we host a drive.

Future drives at Eastern are scheduled for:
December 5-6, 2011  10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. BTR
February 6 – 7, 2012  10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. BTR
April 17, 2012   9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. BTR

Appointments can be made online at www.givelife.org sponsor code Eastern, or by contacting Irene Cretella at 860-465-0090, cretellai@easternct.edu.


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