- Mitchell Beers
- Heather Gitler
Blood Drive organizes three blood drives throughout the academic year—one during the fall semester and two during the spring semester—aiming to collect as many pints of blood as possible as each pint can save up to three lives, or five babies.
Volunteers help advertise; recruit student, faculty and staff donors for the drives; and assist during the drives to ensure that they run safely and smoothly. The program also coordinates at least one bone marrow registry drive each year, for which our volunteers assist with publicity and with donor registration. All blood drives occur on the Brandeis campus.
In 2014, the Brandeis Blood Drive held the 1st Annual Boston Strong Memorial Blood Drive. In addition to collecting blood and facilitating registration into the bone marrow registry, Blood Drive hosted a raffle to raise money for those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombings in 2013. The drive was continued in 2015, and is to be continued for the years ahead.
Population Served: The Greater Boston Area receives the donations Blood Drive collects. Brandeis students, faculty and staff donate.
Community Partners: American Red Cross, Be the Match
How to Participate: Potential donors, volunteers and partners, e-mail the program coordinators at WGBloodDrive@gmail.com
Volunteer Time Commitment: Commitment is for as much time as you can help around our three drives and during the bone marrow registry.