The BSA blood drive event was a raving success on Feb 25, 2019. The event was held from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. in the Commons of the Math and Science building for any students or faculty who had an interest in coming to donate blood. The event had so many people turn out to donate blood that the lines became nearly too long to fit everyone in attendance. Students and faculty members from all walks of life turned out to show their support, including people serving the military and common men who discussed what video games they’d like to play afterward.
Such efforts are appreciated greatly by the American Red Cross, “Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, thanks to heroes like you. Whether you donate funds, donate blood or volunteer, we depend on your support to make a difference in communities across the country.” as stated on www.redcross.org.
The event was held only a few days shy of the beginning of National Red Cross Month, during which the organization works to bring awareness and inspire others to go to the closest blood bank to donate. Red Cross Month, March, has been recognized in the united states the last 76 years and has continued to be recognized for their efforts by the U.S. government. “Through its collection of more than 4.7 million blood donations and more than 900,000 platelet donations each year, the organization helps accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, and those receiving cancer treatments.” as stated on www.whitehouse.gov.
This is not the first time BSA has hosted a blood drive, being active in supporting the local community through Lewis and Clark. The BSA has been known to host many events, especially related to activism, as well as host meetings for Students of Color held usually in the Underground Connection beneath Reid Cafeteria.
For students interested in joining or helping the BSA or any BSA related events in the future, contact either Jared Hennings at firstname.lastname@example.org or BSA Leader Anthony Brown at email@example.com. For any further information about supporting any local Red Cross, there are further details on www.redcross.org.