Blood drive fills crucial need


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Computer Electronics Technology student Joe Knapp (L) makes his donation to the 2015 Blood Drive, as Donor Specialist Hanna Kashpar looks on.

Blood is constantly needed. It is needed every day. Donators are needed from all walks of life. Unfortunately, only 5% of those eligible to donate do so. Donating blood is a quick and simple way to give back to your community and to help save lives.
On March 16, the Student Nurses Association at the Downtown Milwaukee campus held a blood drive that was sponsored by the Blood Center of Wisconsin. Students and faculty members were encouraged to pre-register for the event and 29 students and two faculty members did so. Students and faculty members could also walk-in and donate the day of the event, and 16 students did this.
Blood donation is an easy way to help save lives and it doesn’t take long at all. After getting a brief evaluation of your vitals and blood iron levels, you are seated in a comfortable chair and begin the donation process. The donation only lasts about 20 minutes, sometimes even less. After you donate, you enjoy snacks and beverages and have the great feeling that you will be helping save a life.
The next blood drive at the Downtown Milwaukee campus will be on May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room M616. Students and faculty can pre-register for the event at or by calling 877-232-4376. Walk-ins will also be accepted. In addition, in the fall of 2015 there will be blood drives coming to the Oak Creek and Mequon campuses.
Donate blood … save a life.