Carmen Purdue & Dylan Benedict

Carmen Purdue, Contributing Videographer & Writer

Our school has a long-time relationship with UNYTS, WNY’s only Organ, Eye, Tissue and Community Blood Center. Every year our Media Department hosts a UNYTS Blood Drive in March. We lead up to this blood drive with an exciting education campaign that includes games and free give-a-ways. This was my first year donating blood and we produced this video that follows me through the blood donation process. Although I was nervous to donate, I understood that my small contribution could save 3 lives. I took time to prepare my body for the blood donation day by drinking a lot of water, eating iron rich food, and getting plenty of rest. It was actually a fun and worthwhile experience that I plan to do for the rest of my life. Please consider donating at our drive next year!