Darrell Sitton, athletic training junior, Nick Roark, athletic training junior, and Amanda Pinter, athletic training junior, help community members and students sign in.
Kirsten Mueller, elementary education junior, gives blood for the first time.
"I'm excited because now that I'm not in sports, I have the opportunity to try and help someone in a way that I haven't been able to before," said Mueller.
Nathan Morrison, assistant athletic trainer, is motivated to give blood because he's had family members that have needed it before.
"I feel like there's a need because I've had family members that have needed it in the past," said Morrison.
Kaydee Riggs-Johnson, vice president for marketing and communications, overcomes her fear of needles to donate.
"I guess I'm kind of a germaphobe and am moderately afraid of needles but this is my second time giving blood and it's not that bad," said Riggs-Johnson.
Todd DeMint, staff accountant, doesn't let a needle drain his chipper personality.

By Victoria Lybarger

Staff Reporter

Twice a year, Lisa Braun, director of athletic training education; associate professor of athletic training, works with the American Red Cross to bring a blood drive to campus. Her athletic training students are the ones volunteering at these blood drives. Southwestern has had blood drives on campus, open to the entire community, for more than ten years.

Braun made sure to emphasize how much of a need there always is for blood donations. “There’s always a shortage. That’s really why we have two blood drives a year.”

Make sure to keep your eye out for the blood drive in the fall. You could save three people’s lives.
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