With Student Giving Day around the corner, close to 80 people came out to give in a different way – the selfless act of donating blood.
The Students for University Advancement partnered with The Blood Connection to host the blood drive event at the Brickyard, Monday, March 26, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event raised $1,270 for the NC State Student Success Fund, aimed at supporting students through academic enrichment, leadership, and practical experience opportunities that may not be fully supported through tuition and state funding alone.
The money was raised via The Blood Connection who donated $10 to the NC State Student Success fund for every person who came out and donated. Vice Chancellor and Dean of Academic and Student Affairs Mike Mullen matched the donations of the first 50 students who came out to give blood, adding an additional $500 to the pot. Those who donated a little red received a little red in return – a Target gift card as a thank you!
The NC State Student Success fund supports popular programs, like both the University Honors
Program and University Scholars Program, Alternative Spring Break opportunities, the Career Development Center, and many others. These programs push students to think outside the textbook and to challenge their understanding of the world at large. They’re a vital key in transforming NC State students into active and engaging community members but opportunities come at a cost and the $1,270 raised will go a long way in keeping these programs available to students.
The Blood Connection reports more than 4.5 million lives are saved each year through blood donation, with one pint of blood being able to save up to three lives.