The American Red Cross sponsors two blood drives per year on campus, offering students a chance to help others.


Missouri Baptist University will be hosting a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. today (Thursday, April 3), in the Sports and Recreational Complex.

Sponsored by the American Red Cross, MBU hosts a blood drive every semester, offering an opportunity for students to serve their community.

Each time, American Red Cross volunteers provide a comfortable atmosphere and an enjoyable experience.

American Red Cross has 50 years of experience, deep community connections and a network of nationwide resources to make every drive successful.

Students generally have a positive experience with the blood drive.

“It’s definitely worth sitting for 20 minutes and losing a pint of blood to know that what I’m doing will save three people’s lives,” said Malorie Carr, a sophomore human services major, who has given blood twice in the past and plans on donating today. “It’s such a small price to pay for such a big reward.”

If anyone is interested in giving blood who cannot make it to MBU’s drive today, go to to find out where the next drive will be.

By Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth Harris is photo editor and journalist for MBU Timeline. Harris is majoring in Communications with minors in Broadcast Media and Public Relations. Born and raised in Orange County, Virginia, Harris moved to St. Louis in the fall of 2013 to attend MBU. Harris enjoys spending her free time reading, doing yoga or anything outdoors.