A steady flow of MBU students and staff members showed up to save lives by donating blood during the Mercy Hospital Blood Drive on Thursday, Aug. 31.
Photos by Daniel Dilworth
Mercy Hospital nurses, Gwen Crafton and Peggy Martin, set up the donation center in the SRC.
MBU student Raymond Campos reads the required material prior to attempting to donate blood.
Nurses Gwen Crafton, Peggy Martin, Raven Washington and Nick Riggio wait for donors to arrive.
MBU student Zach Ogg, a former recipient of donated blood, awaits his turn to give back.
Bryanne Anderson, a member of the university’s Public Safety staff, drinks juice after giving blood. Blood donors are encouraged to drink juice after their donation to help re-hydrate their bodies and raise their blood sugar levels to prevent shock.
Mercy Hospital staff carefully watch several MBU staff members who are in the process of donating blood.
Raymond Campos sits at the registration table for the blood drive.
Alicia Noddings, a faculty member at MBU, is all smiles while giving blood. Meanwhile, nurse Raven Washington monitors her status.
Nick Riggio and Raven Washington, both nurses with Mercy Hospital, rest between helping donors.
Brittany Sansagraw relaxes while giving blood and nurse Bryan Kates fills out some paperwork.
Zach Ogg rests and eats a snack after donating blood.
MBU student Michael Romano watches as nurse Nick Riggio applies an anti-bacterial rub to Romano’s arm to prepare him to donate blood.
Brittany Sansagraw, Adriane Muehleisen and Alicia Noddings, all staff members at MBU, talk and rest after successfully donating.