Globe University-Madison West hosted their 2nd blood drive on campus on Monday, September 12th. The American Red Cross was successful in collecting 21 units of blood.
There were many first time donors who participated in the drive, including Service Learning Coordinator, Madonna Bigelow who donated for the first time after 31 years. Madonna had a constant fear of needles from previous experiences, but that day due to the motivation of her students, a friend in need and what the day symbolized, she volunteered.
She explains, “The student got to my heart. I thought about the over 3000 victims of 9/11, their families and friends, as well as my dear friend facing dialysis. So, after 31 years of saying , “No, I can’t, ” I did! I gave blood today in honor of all the victims of 9/11 and my friend.”
Once again, the Madison West campus competed in the Battle for Blood with the Madison East and Lacrosse campus. Lacrosse came in first with collecting 28 units during their August blood drive, and Madison East inching in 2nd place with 27 units collected.
All campus’s will continue to host blood drives as it serves as a great community event in showing Globe’s ‘We Care’ mission.