On Monday, Sept. 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 27, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society sponsored the American Red Cross blood drive. The blood drive started at 10 a.m. and went until 4 p.m. both days.
The American Red Cross has been working with SC4 for over 32 years doing the blood drive.
Julia Duffy, a nurse for The American Red Cross, has been working the blood drives for about 24 years now and she loves it.
“It’s close to home, the students are enthusiastic, and there is always a good turnout,” Duffy replied when asked what her favorite aspect of the drive was.
Phi Theta Kappa member Joel Smith said, “This is my second year. I like helping out with this to support Phi Theta Kappa.”
Many students showed up during these two days ready and were willing to donate.
Sabrina Bahnweg, a second year student at SC4 working on her prerequisites for the nursing program, stated, “I’m a universal donor and they really need my blood(O negative).”
Another SC4 student Megan Paolucci, a first year student at SC4 majoring in special education, said, “This is my fourth time giving blood, I like doing it just to help people.”
The American Red Cross is based on volunteers and donations, each donation can help save up to three lives. Since The Red Cross is based on donations, they’re always looking for more people to donate their time and blood.
In order to do so you must be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Walk-ins are more than welcome, but you can also schedule an appointment if you’d like. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, visit their website at www.redcrossblood.org, or call (800) 733-2767.