On May 2, the Ammerman campus hosted a blood drive for students and faculty in the Montauk Point Room in the Babylon Student Center. Here’s a photo tour of the event.
Anthony Tarascio, 19, gets his blood pressure measured by a nurse before he donates blood. “I used to do it when I was in high school all the time,” he says. “It’s a quick and easy thing to do.”
A nurse talks to Tarascio as she measures his blood pressure.
Amos McArthur, 20, thinks donating blood could help save a life. “I feel like it helps out the people that actually need it.”
McArthur’s blood pressure was measured as he sat in a lawn chair.
Jaclyn Erickson, 19, has been donating since her senior year of high school. “It just gives me good feeling,” she says. “I hope it goes to someone who actually needs it.”
A pint of blood is drawn from Erickson’s arm.
Erickson attempts to relax while the needle is in her left arm drawing blood. It takes about eight to 10 minutes.
Erickson has donated a pint of blood and it’s ready to be stored.
The nurse instructed Erickson to hold her arm applying pressure to the needle site to stop the bleeding.
After donating blood, people are instructed to hydrate and eat sugary snacks for 10 to 15 minutes to recover a loss of glucose.
The selection of snacks included Oreos and chips. The entire blood donation process took about 75 minutes.