Save a Life: Donating Blood

Donating blood can sound scary. A person sticking a needle into you to draw out a pint of blood. That’s just a generalization of what happens. You’ve heard the horror stories.

Well, not all horror stories are true. Donating blood is a simple and quick process (well, depending on how fast your blood comes out. Lol) it’s a process that can help save 3 lives! Right now there are many that need those pints because of the trade goes that have happened in our nation.

This board provides an overview of the pros of giving blood and why we do. While our blood drive is over, you can still go to a blood bank and donate. Patients around the nation are waiting for blood. You could be that person to help them.

So, if you want to donate or simply want to know more, head over to this board in the ELEVATOR BAY to learn more. 🙂

Go save a life!



Halloween Bingo

Halloween is coming up, and CPR put on an awesome event: Bingo! They gave away a lot of food and passport funds. I sat with two of my old residents, Rene and Kendra (right) and talked with my current, Katie. We had a lot of fun (though not many of us won – I won some passport funds.)

A friend of Rene and Kendra gave them food he won because he didn’t want them. They were pretty thrilled. Katie said she had a lot of fun not doing homework and relaxing (despite the tension in the room due to the desire to win).

We all had a lot of fun playing bingo. Next semester, I hope to see more people! It is too much fun not to go.


The 411 on Mammograms

It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Best known for walks for breast cancer research, pink ribbons, and mammograms.

One thing to keep in mind: both men and women can get breast cancer. This cancer doesn’t discriminate.

People are encouraged to get mammograms to check their breasts for any abnormalities. A few say to start as early as 21 (or at least that is what I’ve heard).

Well, that might not be the case.

In the video below, Adam Conover from Adam Ruins Everything explains some hidden truths about mammograms, such as new research has suggested getting mammograms less often and starting later in life. Watch the video to learn more about health altering tool that may or may not affect your health.