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Giving back by giving blood

On April 11 and 12, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society hosted a blood drive here at SC4 from 10-4 p.m. in the Memorial room of the CEM building. Students and anyone else that wanted to donate blood were welcome.

The American Red Cross has held the blood drive at SC4 for over 25 years. The blood donated will be distributed to different hospitals around Michigan saving three lives per donation.

Volunteer Danielle Keller, a physical therapy student, said, “I enjoy giving blood. It makes me feel like I’m giving back.”

Lisa Becker, a criminal justice major, said she’s been giving blood for around five years and will continue doing so.

Gregory Lane, vice president of leadership for Phi Theta Kappa’s Lambda Mu chapter, commented on the event, saying, “Come give blood! Save three lives today!”

To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. For the full list of eligibility requirements go to www.redcrossblood.org

At the American Red Cross, walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule an appointment ahead of time, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

Jessica Jack

Staff Writer