Fri. Sep 30th, 2022

Residence halls on campus are once again holding blood drives throughout the fall semester. Donating blood, though scary for some people, is a good way to give back to ones community. A blood donation could help thousands of people across the U.S.

The residence halls, and also the American Red Cross, are sponsoring the blood drives. The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 by Clara Barton and since then has become the nation’s best emergency response organization. In addition to doing blood drives, the Red Cross provides disaster relief, community services, helping the needy, support for military members and their families, and educational programs about health and safety. It is estimated that about four million people donate blood through this organization.

“Donating blood is always something I feel good about,” Matthew Wolf, a second-year music education major said. “Knowing that what I’m doing is helping people in need is very inspiring.”

Matthew has donated blood many times and plans to keep donating as long as he can.

The first few blood drives are are taking place on September 27 in Brandywine, McCarthy, Tyson, and Wayne Halls from 2-8 p.m. There will also be one on September 29 in Goshen Hall from 2-8 p.m. For more information about the blood drives happening on campus, check out the website at www.wcupa.edu and search “blood drives” for the location and date of each one.

Carla Giorno is a student at West Chester University. She can be reached at CG633075@wcupa.edu.

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