Georgetown University’s Red Cross Blood Drive Club began its second blood drive of the semester, last Friday, Feb. 21, in Salon H of the Leavey Center.

“This drive was a part of a push to prevent a massive shortage of blood supplies in D.C. due to the snowstorm,” a Feb. 23 press release from the organization said.

Georgetown students, faculty and staff donated 54 units of blood.

“Many people helped to make the drive successful, including club members and volunteers who worked outside the New South Cafeteria to help donors sign-up for the drive and those who helped donors at the drive,” the press release said. “We would also like to thank our donors, who have been more faithful in keeping their appointments to give blood. Over 74 percent of those who signed up to donate came and, of those, three-quarters were eligible to give blood.”

The next drive is scheduled for Mar. 3 and interested donors can sign up in the New South Lobby.

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