Thursday, March 4, 2010

Related By Blood

Last Wednesday, the Oberlin Softball team got an A+ (or maybe an O-) for their support at one of the college’s monthly blood drives run by the American Red Cross. All team members, including coaches, showed up at the student union to lend either an arm, support, or even homemade cookies (thank you, Coach Davis). While waiting to donate, the team engaged in a variety of activities such as intense crossword puzzles, homework, or a favorite team pastime, eating!

It was great to see the team come together and help out during a time when there is such a critical demand for blood donors. The American Red Cross helps people in emergencies every day. Whether it’s a large-scale disaster, like what Haiti and Chile are facing, or one sick child who needs blood, we all need to find a way to contribute.

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