Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students turned into lifesavers today. They rolled up their sleeves for a community blood drive.
“There’s always a need for blood, it doesn’t go away, it doesn’t take a holiday, there’s a need every single day,” said Shelly Shearer with the Indiana Blood Center.
The student population in Terre Haute is a main contributor to the local blood supply. About 10% of all donations in this area comes from Rose.
They have quarterly blood drives, averaging more than 600 donations a year.
“They understand the importance of giving back to their community, and blood donation is really an easy and simple way to do that,” said Shearer.
The tally for RHIT just keeps climbing. Since the late 1970s, students, faculty and staff have donated nearly 29,000 pints of blood.