The Aug. 17 blood drive sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Red Cross collected 23 pints of blood from 33 people. Donations were needed to increase the summer's low blood supply in Massachusetts.
"I have given blood three or four times before," said Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Direct Marketing Associate Jill Shepherd. "I give blood because I like to feel like I am giving back. Plus, it is a nice, convenient location since the Lawyers Weekly offices are located right across the street."
"This is my first time donating blood," said MBA Continuing Legal Education Manager Elizabeth Varney. "I felt that it was important to give blood to those in need. I should have done this sooner, and will definitely be donating again in the future."
Emily Fournier, the MBA'€™s events development and project manager, thanked MBA volunteers William Russell, Matthew Houle, Marc Moccia, Jared Correia, Michele Himes and Jean Stevens.