Blood Drive Draws Crowd of Those Willing to Lend a Helping Hand, or Pint

by SOPHIA SAKELLERIOUProduction Editor

Manhattan College held its first blood drive of the semester on Wednesday Sept. 18 and Thursday Sept. 19 in Smith Auditorium from 12-6 p.m. Employees of the New York Blood Center collected pints of blood as students and other members of the MC community took time out of their day to help others. Below students explain why they chose to donate:

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Mike LaValle, Class of 2020

Civil Engineering Major

Why did you choose to donate blood today?

“I feel like it’s the right thing to do. No one I know personally has ever been in an accident, but I know this is important. I [donate] every time they come to school.”

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Jane Porter, Class of 2022

Psychology Major

Why did you choose to donate blood today?

“I chose to donate because it makes me feel like I’m helping other people. People need blood, especially after the hurricane and everything, so it felt like the right thing to do.”

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Peter Danaher, Class of 2023

Computer Science Major

Why did you choose to donate blood today?

“[Giving blood] feels like something I should do. It helps other people so why not, I have free time.”

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Jennah Jacobs, Class of 2020

Adolescent Mathematics Education Major

Why did you choose to donate blood today?

“My parents met at a blood drive on Valentine’s Day so donating has sentimental value for me. I try to donate at every blood drive, but usually my iron is too low. I barely got in today, I was [finger] pricked twice.”

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