ECSU Blood Drive

Thursday, February 14, 2013

On February 4 and 5 Eastern Connecticut State University held its third Red Cross Blood Drive of the school year. 165 students, faculty, staff, and community members filed in to the Betty Tipton Room for their opportunity to donate. According to the Red Cross only 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives meaning, up to 393 lives could potentially be saved from the 131 pints of blood collected at this drive. On top of the donors, there were 50 volunteers who worked 63 hours helping recruit and check –in participants. Contributors were rewarded with pancakes to help them recover from their donations.  This drive was a huge success for Eastern and we look forward to hosting more blood drives in the future.
For more information on future Red Cross blood drives at Eastern, visit  (code Eastern) or contact Irene Cretella at (860)465-0090,


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