Students save lives one pint at a time
LBCC students participate in blood drive
Students enthusiastically extended their arms to donate blood Wednesday, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Sept. 15 in the College Center at the LAC.
First time nursing major Carla Torres, 17, donated blood, she found out she was AB negative. According to Stanford's blood center website in 2010, less than 0.6 percent of the U.S. population is AB negative.
Requirements for donors include weighing at least 110 pounds, 16 years old (with parent's consent), having no tattoos done in the past year due, being in good health the day of donation and valid identification.
After registration, a donor is given a pre-donation packet to read while they wait.
Then health history is checked including and heart rate, blood pressure and iron levels.
Next, donors lie down on a bed where a pint of blood is taken. Finally, they're directed toward the refreshment area to rest.
Donors were thanked with two tickets to the Laugh Factory and a coupon for Mimi's Cafe. They are also mailed a donor card, detailing their blood type.
Leonardo Ortiz, 19, a fire science major, volunteered to help students in the refreshment area while he waited his turn to donate Wednesday afternoon.
Ortiz said he "likes to help out people and help out the Association of Future Firefighters club," where he is vice president.
Amy Papageorges, a Red Cross senior account manager, said, "A donor saves three lives and in Southern California, 3 percent of the population donate blood, a majority of the blood comes from high school students and college students."
The American Red Cross, which sponsors the blood drives, are scheduled to be on both campuses again in November.
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