"A hero is a person who is willing to give up something to save a life," Jim Stepp, Director of Residence Life, said. "There are many examples of heroic behavior, some of which can prove to be quite difficult; other heroic acts can be as simple as rolling up your sleeves."
Stepp said the American Red Cross needs to collect 1,400 pints of blood each working day to meet the needs of people in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
The University regularly holds two blood drives per year, and has records of blood drives dating back to 1987. Since that time, the University has collected over 2,663 pints of blood. Stepp said the University hopes to collect 80 pints of blood during this drive.