Volunteers hope to reach their goal of 105 donors at the blood drive this upcoming Monday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Grewcock Student Union. The Community Health GOAL program, with the help of the Neidefelt Residence, will partner with the Red Cross to host the blood drive.
Junior Adrianne Fogg has volunteered for the last three blood drives, and she is currently in charge of the social media campaign.
This year, she hopes to draw enough attention to the blood drive in order to attain the needed participation, which they’ve struggled to reach in the past.
“Last semester was the first time we’ve gone over our goal; generally we go under pretty significantly,” Fogg said.
Fogg encouraged all those who are interested to consider donating or even volunteering.
“The drive is open to everyone — maintenance and professors and students,” Fogg said.
Senior Alexander Green said those daunted at the prospect of donating blood for the first time shouldn’t worry.
“Donating blood is easy,” Green said. “You sign up for a slot or show up as a walk-in, they test your blood type and if you are eligible, and then take your blood. The free snacks afterwards are definitely worth the experience.”