AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Shepard Community Blood Center held a drive in the Student Activities Center of Augusta State University.
College students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, decided to contribute a pint of their blood to help save three lives.
For young and first-time donors, there are some precautions to take before giving blood such as eating a well-balanced meal, drinking enough water and simply avoiding the sight of a needle or blood if it makes a donor uneasy.
Shepard Blood Center personnel feel it is important to educate the youth about donating blood. About 10 percent of blood donors in America are anywhere from high school students to the age of traditional college students.
Students at ASU feel it is their duty to help those in need and that a pint saving three lives is priceless.
Since the holidays are approaching, the blood center urges people to donate more since more people are on different schedules because of traveling and school or work breaks.