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New York Epsilon (Syracuse) Phis Host Successful Blood Drive


nye_blood_drive13Syracuse, NY (April 2, 2013) – The New York ­Epsilon Chapter at Syracuse University hosted a blood drive last Friday in conjunction with the Red Cross Association. The brothers overshot its goal by almost 10 units of blood and received a solid turnout at the University’s main student center.

The Syracuse Greek Community and the Red Cross work together each and every year to put together these blood drive events. The brothers of Phi Delta Theta spread the word around the campus weeks in advance to promote the cause.

“It was a great to see so many people come donate and support the cause,” said Luke Andrews, Community Service Chairman. “We exceeded our goals and set the bar higher for our next effort.”

The members of New York ­ Epsilon had more than 30 people sign into the blood drive. A pair of Phis, Austin Harrison and Wilson Li, went the extra mile and donated double red blood cells.

“It is a great way to give back and it is a great feeling when you are helping someone else,” said Harrison.

The brothers along with the newly iniated Phikeia class participated in the event. The current Phikeia class is currently embarking in its six­-week education process, and its support at the blood drive highlights their strive to become brothers.

Unfortunately, some of the blood donors were turned away due to time constraints, but the brothers were very appreciative for their efforts and desire to help out.