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First-year Alexandra Jamilowski was one of many first time blood donors this past Thursday.

“I’ve never been given the chance before and I really wanted to help out someone in need,” she said.

The Blood Council at King’s College held their semester blood drive on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.

The Blood Council moderated by Valerie Musto, who is also the Biology Laboratory director said they collected 99 units of blood. The drive’s goal was 93 units. With the donation of 99 units, up to 297 lives were saved.

“American Red Cross is a great charity and we’re glad to help,” Musto said, pleased with the turn out of the event.