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by Tim Tevault
Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Red Cross made another stop at ULV at the Supertents Tuesday for a Blood Drive.

The event was successful, according to organizer Betty Keller, a Red Cross volunteer of 15 years.

“We had 88 (people) to start with and we’ve had lots of walk-ins,” she said.

By 2 p.m., in fact, 65 pints had been donated, and Keller had to turn away numerous interested walk-ins.

Students and faculty alike signed up for the event, with many inspired to donate because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Freshman Cassandra Campos decided to donate blood for the first time to “see if I could save a life,” she said.

“I’ve always wanted to give blood,” she continued, but said that she had been too young previously.

Ann-Marie Rivera, who works with the Red Cross and was on site for the blood bank, said blood donations have increased since Sept. 11, adding that it is important to donate around the holiday season.

Keller, happy with the great turnout from ULV students. She summed up the day, calling it a “very happy day; wonderful.”

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