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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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American Red Cross held blood drive on campus

Ethan Ortiz
Students, staff, and volunteers in the Student Center for the final day of the Blood Drive. Students enjoy snacks in the back while others get blood drawn. Photo credit: Ethan Ortiz

For years the American Red Cross has set up blood drives all over the nation, and this week they returned to Cerritos College in the 60 celebration.

The blood drive was full of specialized staff, volunteers and students.

The specialized staff was in charge of taking care of the blood work, while the volunteers gave their time to help with the snack table and keeping students in stable condition after donating.

Students had to sign up in front of the Student Center also ran by volunteers.

On Monday, Sept. 14, Supervisor of the Blood Drive Joanna Rogers, was in charge.

“Our goal for today is 50 units, almost equivalent to 50 donors. The goal is to get 200 units by the end of Thursday,” Rogers said.

She added revealed that there are three to four official staff members doing the blood work to help keep the process moving along.

Computer science major, Oscar Perez was enjoying a snack after donating.

“This is my fourth time donating blood,” Perez said.

Thursday, Sept. 15 came around and the blood drive begun to get busy by 10:45 a.m.

There was about six to seven people waiting and more donors were coming in.

Student, Taylor Trammel, who is looking to become a veterinarian, said she wanted to do it because it was for a good cause.

It was Taylor’s first time.

“It is good to donate,” Lisa Lombardi, volunteer, said.

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Ethan Ortiz, Editor in Chief
Hi! My name is Ethan and I am serving as the Editor-In-Chief for the Fall 2016 semester. I am a journalism major and love to write stories for the newspaper. In addition to writing hard hitting news, I like to create fictional stories on the side. I am co-hosting a radio show on WPMD at Cerritos College called "Beyond the Ropes" happening Wednesday at 11am. I like to listen different music, mostly Rock/Alternative and some of my favorite bands are Silversun Pickups, Cage the Elephant, and Metallica. If you want to know more about me feel free to tweet me at @EthanEnvy95.
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