Hiram students, faculty, staff and community members rolled up their sleeves and opened their veins in record numbers during the 2009-2010 academic year, donating nearly 300 pints of blood.
Michael Bishoff ’12 – student coordinator of the blood drives on campus – and his compatriots have been diligent in promoting the blood drives, held by the American Red Cross, and in recruiting donors. It’s paying off. Bishoff says that as of the March 31 blood drive, they’ve collected 298 pints of blood. This is the most in over 20-years of record-keeping for blood drives on Hiram’s campus. “It’s a really good feeling,” says the psychology major.
A summer blood drive will be on campus June 2, and Bishoff says that the regular fall drive will start in the end of September or beginning of October – and if the community’s generosity continues, maybe this year’s record won’t stand very long.