Hundreds of students lined the halls of the Trabant University Center on Sept. 11, within hours of the attack, waiting to get inside the Multipurpose Room to donate blood for hospitals in New York City and Washington, D.C.
The drive, organized by Sigma Chi fraternity and Alpha Chi Omega sorority, had been scheduled by the Blood Bank of Delaware and Eastern Shore of Maryland well before the terrorist attacks occurred at the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. This is the fifth year that Sigma Chi and Alpha Chi Omega have organized a blood drive on campus.
On Sept. 11, Blood Bank workers said they were overwhelmed at the response by UD students.
"This turnout is phenomenal," Marianne Lazorick, supervisor of mobile operations, said. "We usually come away with 30-35 units. Today, we'll reach about 100."