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Fall Blood Drive

Date/Time/Location: October 8-12, 10am-4pm St. Robert's Auditorium

Contact: Center for Service and Action
Tom King, x85727, tking@lmu.edu

Activity: CSA and the service organizations coordinate one blood drive each semester for UCLA’s Blood and Platelet Center.  In AY 10-11, the fall drive collected a record 607 units of blood and the spring drive collected 494 units of blood for a total of 1101 pints for the academic year.  The previous record of pints collected at one drive was 592.  Overall, 1312 people donated during the Blood Drives (there were 211 deferrals).

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Keywords: Blood Drive, UCLA, Blood and Platelet Center

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Professors and/or classes that have been involved in the activity in the past:
Professor Rachel Waterstradt, Philosophy 160 and 320
"I have incorporated the blood/marrow registry drive in my Philosophy 160 and especially in my 320 classes. Phil 320 is ethics, and to have the opportunity to do something that takes 25 minutes of time that can save up to three lives seems a concrete "ethics in action" example. [...] The blood drive always falls in the middle of our study of Kant, and the idea of doing an ethical action for the reward you might get vs. doing the action because it is good in itself is a central issue to discuss while reading the Grounding, so it is able to be worked in nicely."