Superheroes Among Us: 28 Blood Donors Give Life

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Superheroes among us! Twenty-eight people donated blood on Feb. 6 at Globe University in Madison.

On Feb. 6, a superhero phenomenon took Globe University-Madison East by storm! It was on this momentous day that 84 lives were saved! That’s right, 84 lives! How, you might ask? Twenty-eight superheroes donated their time and blood, each of them saving three lives.

Globe University-Madison East teamed up with the American Red Cross to make a difference in the lives of those who need blood. Globe’s student lounge was transformed into life-saving central where students and local citizens alike gathered to selflessly donate blood.

Globe staff member Kim Martin donates regularly. She cheerfully declared, “I love donating blood because I know how short the supply always is, and O-negative is a blood type that can be used for anyone. I’m usually so busy, so I feel like it’s the least I can do to help in some small way.”

Kim Galston, a student in the medical assistant program agrees, “For me, giving blood is one of the simplest things I can do to save a life.”

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Considering that there are roughly 315,325,247 people in the United States, there is a huge need for blood. 

It’s true that the people who donated blood aren’t actual superheroes in their everyday lives. But on that day, and to those that receive the life-sustaining gift that they gave, they were and are heroes.

If you think that you want to be a hero too, contact the American Red Cross at and set up an appointment to donate your life-saving gift!

Thank you to all the people that made saving 84 lives possible.

By Kara Guglielmo, Medical Assistant Program Chair, Globe University-Madison East