The Inter­fra­ternity Council is hosting a blood drive Monday. | Pexels

The Inter­fra­ternity Council is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Monday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Grewcock Student Union.

Vice Pres­ident of Delta Sigma Phi Joe Spamp­inato said the drive was a success last year.

“We did well, but we were three bags short of our goal,” Spamp­inato said.

The group had a goal of 98 bags of blood, a number sug­gested by the Red Cross, but had too many stu­dents cancel after suc­cumbing to cold and flu season.

Dean of Men Jeffery Rogers approached Spamp­inato about running this semester’s blood drive after seeing the way he handled the one in the fall.

“IFC is doing this event to provide an oppor­tunity for all the fra­ter­nities to work together on a phil­an­thropy project,” Spamp­inato said.

Members of DSP, Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Tau Delta, and Sigma Chi will be donating a com­bined sum of approx­i­mately 160 hours over the next week to run the drive.

“It’s an important service to the health insti­tutes of America,” sophomore and DTD member Jonah Davey said. “If everyone had the men­tality that it wasn’t nec­essary, then there would be a lot of people dying.”