On Tuesday and Wednesday, Alpha Kappa Psi, along with the Red Cross, hosted their biannual blood drive.
Tuesday, the nurses for Red Cross operated in the Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The goal for this year was 200 participant, 40 more than last year. The number was reached with ease after 120 people showed up on Tuesday.
Alpha Kappa Psi is the business fraternity on campus and hosts the two blood drives on campus with Red Cross every year.
“One thing we found was that the Red Cross was understaffed because they weren’t expecting this many people to come in and donate,”said senior Anna Weber, chairperson for the American Red Cross on campus and Alpha Kappa Psi.
Students; in addition to giving blood, were able to enter to win a television donated by Horizon Appliance. Each student also receive coupon books to Freddy’s and McDonald’s.
“We would like to thank everyone who helped out and all the businesses that donated,” Weber said.
“We had a really good turnout. We had so many people show up there was a 2-hour wait on Tuesday,” Weber said.
“I donated to save the three lives I needed to,” freshman Jordan Dietze said.
“Good deed doing turns into good things, good karma,” freshman Patrina Frazier said.
The second blood drive of the school year will be on March 6 and 7.