Surpassing the Goal: MBAA Blood Drive a huge success

Members of the MBAA staff were taking new donors throughout the day.

On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013, the MBAA Community Service Committee in partnership with the American Red Cross held their 4th blood drive inside of Brinkley Commons here at the Mason School of Business.  With the participation of our students, staff, and volunteers, the blood drive turned out to be a huge success!  We ended up collecting 54 productive units of blood (46 whole blood donations and 4 successful double red donations) and our goal was only 45!

The support that we have received serves as vital link between the donors and the patients whole lives they help save.  The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationally, every two to three seconds someone needs a unit of blood and chances are, most of us will need blood donations in our lifetime.

Just recently, in our W&M community, a student had a simple stomach surgery.  Towards the end of the surgery, there were some unforeseen complications, and the student ended up needing 9 units of blood.  She is making a full recovery.  As you can see, lives can be saved by our efforts.

The American Red Cross is a great organization that has a huge impact on the lives of other people.  In the face of emergencies (personal, national disasters, etc.), the American Red Cross prevents and relieves human suffering by providing safe and reliable donations provided by the generosity of volunteers.

While we all come from different walks of life, on April 10th, our desire to help others brought us all together.  The MBAA Community Service Committee is truly thankful and appreciative of all the individuals involved.  We look forward to strengthening our community relationships through volunteerism, leadership, and continued involvement from our students and staff.

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Suzana Maricic

Suzana Maricic is an MBA candidate with the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary.

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