Why Should I Donate Blood?


  • Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, maybe someone you know and love.
  • Every pint can save three lives because a pint can be separated into three parts: plasma, red blood cells, & platelets.
  • Blood can be used to help cancer patients, burn victims, and those injured in accidents.
  • Less than 38% of the population is eligible to donate blood.
  • Since 2007, Mountaineers have impacted nearly 41,500 lives by donating at the Homecoming Blood Drive, including the lives of the Mountaineers who share their stories below:

Karson Collins, Class of 2015

Former Chancellor Peacock & Vice Chancellor for Student Affiars J.J. Brown