In the five minutes the average Goshen College student spends attempting to connect to the Internet in the Good Library each day, 150 people across the United States require a blood transfusion. That's one person every two seconds. Fortunately, Goshen College is teaming up with the American Red Cross for the second time this school year to host a blood drive this Friday, April 8.

Goshen College has hosted Red Cross blood drives for the past several years. Doug Yoder, head track coach and coordinator of the blood drive, said that college students are particularly ideal candidates for blood donors.

“The student body is a generally healthy population that makes it a natural group to seek contributions from. This is just one small way that the GC community can live out our core values by giving of ourselves,” said Yoder. After all, what better way to serve others than by literally giving a bit of yourself?

All students are encouraged to give blood if they are able. Those who have been on Study-Service Term may be eligible and should check with the volunteers when they arrive to give. The entire process takes approximately an hour and will take place in the Union Gym between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m..