More than 40 donors have signed up to give blood today at a student-run blood drive in the Setnor Academic Building.
The Donor Initiative, part of Upstate’s Center for Civic Engagement, organized the drive, which runs until 4 p.m. in Setnor. Donor Initiative co-president John Kulesa, a second-year medical student, said 45 donors registered in advance.
Kulesa and co-president Liza Cantor, also an MS II, are hoping for another 10 walk-ins.
Employees from the American Red Cross began drawing blood shortly after 10 a.m. in 1507-08 Setnor. The Center for Civic Engagement holds two or three blood drives each year on campus.
Other blood drives are held throughout the year on Upstate’s downtown and community campuses. When Upstate meets or exceeds its goal of units donated during campus drives, it reduces the cost of blood used for patients at our hospitals.