Blood drive Q&A’s

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Blood drive Q&A’s

Sitting on the table, senior Zach Engelken prepares to have his blood drawn. Engelken was not only curious about the donating process, but wanted to give his blood to those in need.

Sitting on the table, senior Zach Engelken prepares to have his blood drawn. Engelken was not only curious about the donating process, but wanted to give his blood to those in need.

Addie Lindenmeyer

Sitting on the table, senior Zach Engelken prepares to have his blood drawn. Engelken was not only curious about the donating process, but wanted to give his blood to those in need.

Addie Lindenmeyer

Addie Lindenmeyer

Sitting on the table, senior Zach Engelken prepares to have his blood drawn. Engelken was not only curious about the donating process, but wanted to give his blood to those in need.

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Senior James Tyrell
Q: How would you describe your experience?
A: The experience was very smooth. It went very well. It didn’t really hurt that much. It was just fun talking to the workers.
Q: Did you ask any questions while they were drawing your blood?
A: I was asking about the veins they chose and stuff like that. Just because a vein is shallow, doesn’t mean it’s the best one, sometimes they have to go deeper for the better veins.
Q: Would you recommend that others donate their blood?
A: Of course. It’s actually a really good act to do because why not?

 

Senior Zach Engelken
Q: Why did you decide to donate blood?
A: I thought it would be cool and I was pretty curious as to how the whole process worked.
Q: What questions or curiosities did you have coming in that were answered?
A: The needle is very big. A lot bigger than I thought it would be.
Q: How do you feel knowing that you are donating blood to somebody who will need it?
A: Well, it’s kind of odd for me because my blood type is AB+ so only a select few people can actually take it, but I know that anything I do is going to help anyone that actually has my blood type.
Q: Would you recommend that others donate their blood?
A: 100 percent.

 

Senior Kyndal Peck
Q: Why did you decide to donate blood?
A: I like helping people and it’s not that hard to do.
Q: What questions or curiosities did you have coming in that were answered?
A: I was curious as to how I was going to react to it because I was fine getting my ear pierced, but I’m a baby when I get my blood drawn for the hospital.
Q: How do you feel knowing that you are donating blood that somebody who will need it?
A: I feel good I guess. With everything that is going on in the world and Australia and all that stuff, it’s hard for you to help in a way that you know you’re actually helping other than just giving money. Not everybody can give money, but everybody has blood and most people can give blood. It’s just an easy way to help and know that you are helping.
Q: Would you recommend that others donate their blood?
A: I think if they know that they’re not squeamish then it would be a good thing for them to do because it’s not that hard. You just sit here.

 

Junior Martin Smith
Q: What questions or curiosities did you have coming in that were answered?
A: How much blood they were going to take. I was scared. They took a lot. They took a good amount.
Q: How are you feeling now that it is over?
A: I feel good, but I thought I was going to pass out for a minute. I’m straight now.
Q: Do you feel good knowing that you are giving blood to a good cause?
A: Yeah.

 

Senior STUCO member Erik JantzQ: What is STUCO’s role here today?
A: STUCO kinda sponsors the whole blood drive and allows them to come in and then our specific individual jobs are to one, escort people once they’ve had their blood taken, you know, give them food if they need assistance and we do that and then we take them back to class. We also check people in, write their names down, and [make sure they] have all the guidelines that the Red Cross wants us to deal with- we cover all of that.
Q: Have STUCO members donated?
A: Yeah some of the STUCO members gave blood, some didn’t. Probably proportionally about the same as the student body.
Q: Have you had a good turnout?
A: We’ve had a good turn out. There has been a steady stream of people all day. I’m not sure if the Red Cross has met their quota, but they’ve at least gotten close.