The Daily Gamecock

Blood donated in Greek Week drive

Fraternity, sorority members increase giving from 2012

The annual Greek Week blood drive collected 85 units of blood Wednesday, exceeding its goal by 15 units and topping last year’s collection by more than 30 units.

Blood drive organizer Anna Drew Jackson, a fourth-year exercise science student, said the increase in participation this year was partly due to having two donating stations on campus, compared to one in previous years. One Red Cross donation bus was stationed on Greene Street in front of Thomas Cooper Library, and another in Greek Village.

The majority of donors were fraternity or sorority members, Jackson said.

“It reminds people that we do a lot of work in our community as well as at USC,” Jackson said.

Greek donors were awarded two Greek Week participation points for donating blood and one point if they went through the screening process but were not eligible to donate. Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Chi Psi fraternity and Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity made up the highest participating team and were awarded points toward their Greek Week totals.