Why Should I Donate Blood?


  • Every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood, maybe someone you know and love.
  • Every pint can save 3 lives because a pint can be separated into 3 parts: plasma, red blood cells, & platelets.
  • Blood can be used to help cancer patients, burn survivors, and those injured in accidents.
  • Less than 38% of the eligible population donate blood.
  • Since 2007, Mountaineers have impacted over 27,051 lives by donating at the Homecoming Blood Drive, including the lives of the Mountaineers who share their stories below...

Karson Collins, Class of 2015

Chancellor Peacock & J.J. Brown, Dean of Students