On July 28th, UCF hosted its first Red Cross blood drive. For the UCF volunteers, this was a learning process, but the Red Cross team from Greenville was amazing, setting up an incredible amount of equipment, supplies, and stretchers in a very small place and efficiently running the donors through the interview process and donation procedures, then sending them on to our Canteen for snacks and drinks.
Our goal was to collect 25 units of blood and we collected 26. We hope to do blood drives at UCF three times a year – the next one will be in November.
Thanks so much to all the UCF volunteers who helped get set up before the team arrived, sat at the Registration desk, brought snacks, took care of donors at the canteen, and helped us clean up and put everything back the way it was at the end of a long day. And thanks to all who donated blood!