SPRINGFIELD – Branford Hall Career Institute in Springfield hosted the Baystate Blood Donor Mobile on Jan. 24. The students, faculty and staff at Branford Hall participated in the blood drive and were able to collect 30 pints of blood while it was on the Branford Hall campus.
"I was proud of the participation from everyone on campus, and honored to plan this event," Carrie A. Mack, AS, CMA, (AAMA), Medical Assistant Program director at Branford Hall Career Institute, said. "We train students to be members of the medical field here and this gives them firsthand knowledge about the importance of blood donation."
Bridgette Ellis, campus director, Branford Hall Career Institute, added, "It is always a joy to help support our local hospital and to help fulfill the need for a safe and reliable blood supply for our area. 4.5 million Americans will need blood transfusions each year and someone is in need of blood every two seconds. With such high demand I am honored that we were able to do our small part. I also want to thank Carrie Mack for all of her hard work in putting this event together."
Melissa Cartier, director of Career Services, Branford Hall Career School, said, "Those that donated blood from Branford Hall Career Institute felt good about giving back to their community with their fellow students, staff and faculty. We become like family at this campus and the participation level at the blood drive proves that. It was a great day at Branford Hall Career Institute, in Springfield."
Branford Hall Career Institute, is part of the Premier Education Group. For additional information regarding Branford Hall, visit www.branfordhall.edu