By Ken Jubie ’04
Siena College hosted its annual September Blood Drive and collected a record breaking 249 units of blood.
Last year’s September Blood Drive collected 247 units. Since 2009, donations have increased each year. Siena College has held the New York state college blood drive record for the past three years.
The Red Cross Club was happy with the turnout for the school year’s first blood drive, which included participation from 86 first-time donors. The blood collected could potentially save 747 lives.
“Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood,” said Judy Dougherty ’06, associate director of the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy. “Your donation could save three adults or eight babies.”
Siena’s next blood drive is scheduled for December 4.