The American Red Cross announced this week that NC State donated 2,886 lifesaving pints of blood to the organization last year. Since each pint of blood can be used to help save three lives, the pints collected at NC State touched 8,658 lives, said Kirsten Kruhm, senior donor recruiter at the Red Cross.
“You are a true hero,” Kruhm wrote in an email to NC State officials. “We are grateful for the impressive 1,032 pints of blood collected last August for the record-breaking 1,000-pint blood drive at Carmichael Gym that kicked off the school year. This record-breaking drive proved to be in the vicinity of fourth total production in the Carolinas Region from 2003 to present.”
Of course, NC State isn’t slowing down. The university will hold a 1,250-pint blood drive as part of its 125th anniversary activities. The blood drive will be held 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 in the Carmichael Gym. Donors can sign up now at ncsu.givesblood.org.