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The Gift of Life: The Eastern American Red Cross Blood Drive

blood drive-carson and kwakye'14 7078.jpgEastern held its second Red Cross Blood Drive of the academic year on Dec. 4 and 5 in the Betty R. Tipton Room, with 150 students, faculty, staff and area residents donating 125 productive pints. In addition, 39 volunteers worked 55 hours helping with donor recruitment, check-ins and the popular canteen. "I am consistently impressed with the students' willingness to give blood," said Irene Cretella, administrative assistant in Student Affairs and blood drive coordinator. "I am very impressed with both the number of students who donate, but also with the students themselves when I talk to them after their donations. I would also like to encourage all donors to spread the word about the importance of donating and how good they feel about doing it."

For more information on future Red Cross blood drives at Eastern, visit www.redcrossblood.org  (code Eastern) or contact Cretella at (860) 465-0090 or cretellai@easternct.edu.

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