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 http://www.redcrossblood.org 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