Hofstra University’s recent blood drive was its most successful ever, with 357 pints donated by students, faculty, administrators, and staff. The University also reached a milestone by surpassing a total of 10,000 pints collected since 2001.
“I wanted to give blood because it’s such a small thing that can make a huge difference for people,” said Andrew Mundy (featured above), who donated the 10,000th pint. He is a first-year student from Lake Grove, NY and a pitcher on the baseball team.
The donations collected during the Oct. 27 drive will benefit 1,071 recipients in need. One pint of blood is separated into components that can save several lives.
Area hospitals are continually in need of donations as they face high demand for blood supplies, especially during the upcoming winter months, said Doreen Fiscina, of Long Island Blood Services, the regional division of the New York Blood Center.