2018 UCF Remembers Blood Drive

Thank you to our campus community – we collected 88 units of blood during the 2018 UCF Remembers Blood Drive.  Each unit can impact up to three lives; our efforts changed 264 lives!

We honor the memory of those lost in the Pulse tragedy, as well as those who are still impacted by this and other violence, through compassionate action. We help heal our community by donating blood on behalf of those who cannot, in honor of loved ones who have received transfusions, or just to make a positive difference in the world. UCF responded to Pulse with an outpouring of support as well as to empower our campus to give back through blood donation.  We are proud to stand with our campus and greater Orlando community at this time of remembrance.


2017: UCF Remembers

On June 8th, 2017, UCF Blood Drives joined LGBTQ+ Services and the Office of Social Justice and Advocacy in the Pulse remembrance activities for our campus by hosting a 12-bus blood drive that collected 217 donations.

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  • Whole Blood: 185
  • Double Red Cells (Alyx): 22
  • Platelets: 10

Thank you Volunteers!


  • Asha Campbell
  • Kyra Clark
  • Tia Clark
  • Crystal Colvenbach
  • Sean Dovale
  • Vanessa Franco
  • Isabel Gottlieb
  • Mahmoud Hamdy
  • Drew Haskins
  • Maria Marquez
  • Arielle Morten
  • Casson O’Neal
  • Sarah Prouse
  • Tee Rogers
  • Bianca Smith-Paez
  • Joanne Tejero
  • Karyna Tong
  • Onida Waldrup
  • Chris Walmach

Campus Partners


UCF departments, student organizations, and campus partners that contributed time, resources, and volunteers to the response efforts:

  • Administration and Finance
  • Aramark
  • Coca-Cola
  • College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Knightro
  • Landscape and Natural Resources
  • LGBTQ+ Services
  • Office of Social Justice and Advocacy
  • Office of Student Involvement
  • Parking and Transportation Services
  • Physical Therapy Doctoral Student Organization
  • Pride Faculty and Staff Association
  • Print and Digital Communications
  • Student Development and Enrollment Services
  • Student Health Services
  • The SPOT
  • UCF Blood Drives
  • UCF Business Services
  • UCF Theatre
  • University Police & SEPS
  • Volunteer UCF

2017 Pulse Response Campus Challenge!


The blood drive was made even MORE successful by a challenge to the university, which engaged 32 department and organizations and brought 59 donors who signed in for the challenge.  Special thanks to the Office of the President for initiating the challenge to Millican Hall, which then spread to other areas! Here are the results:

 

Congratulations to:

  • Millican Hall, most donors from a participating unit;
  • Administration and Finance, most donors from a vice presidential division;
  • FOUR student organizations who tied for most donors from a Student Organization: AIAA, Project SPIT, UCF Hillel, and Volunteer UCF.

All results:

  • Administration and Finance: 12 Donors
    • Participants: UCF Police (5), Facilities & Safety (2), Environmental Health & Safety (1), Human Resources (1), Utilities and Energy Services (1), Department of Security and Emergency Management (1)
  • Student Organizations: 12 Donors
    • Participants:  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics UCF Chapter (2), Project SPIT (2), UCF Hillel (2), Volunteer UCF (2), American Chemical Society (1), Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (1), Fraternity and Sorority Life (1), and Phi Delta Epsilon (1), Pi Beta Phi, Rho Gamma (1)
  • College of Health and Public Affairs: 10 Donors
    • Participants: COHPA (7), Communication Sciences and Disorders (1), Physical Therapy (1), Undergraduate Student Services (1)
  • Millican Hall: 9 Donors
  • Student Development and Enrollment Services: 7 Donors
    • Participants: Housing and Residence Life (3), Student Financial Assistance (2), Social Justice and Advocacy (1), Undergraduate Admissions (1)
  • College of Arts and Humanities: 3 Donors
    • Participants: Writing Center (2), Department of English (1)
  • UCF Alumni: 2 Donors
  • Pride Faculty and Staff Association: 1 Donor
  • Communications and Marketing: 1 Donor
  • Information Technologies and Resources: 1 Donor
    • Participant: UCF Libraries
  • College of Nursing: 1 Donor
  • College of Business: 1 Donor
    • Participant: Integrated Business
  • Burnett Honors College: 1 Donor

2016 Pulse Response Support

From June 13 to June 26, UCF Blood Drives hosted 10 drives in direct response to the Pulse tragedy. The finale blood drive included 13 blood buses and resulted in 214 donations and 74 bone marrow registrations.

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  • Blood Drives: 10
  • Impact: 424 Units
  • Volunteers: 55

Thank you Volunteers!


  • Amanda Baruch
  • Jesus Bermudez
  • Erin Braun
  • Andreas Bustamante
  • Betsali Canton
  • Saiyara Chowdhury
  • Kyra Clark
  • Ashley Clark
  • Crystal Colvenbach
  • Duane Cooper
  • Marley Denierio
  • Danny Desilus
  • Sandra Dieguez
  • James Ehmer
  • Ferry Fleurimond
  • Lauren Frank
  • Rhonda Grant
  • Gardette Hutton
  • Ogeeda Hutton
  • Anna Johansson
  • Aaron Johnson
  • Carl Joseph
  • Tom Kaucic
  • Dylan Krase
  • Jennifer Kusiak
  • Victor Louis
  • Victoria Matthews
  • Nikki May
  • Justin Mendiguren
  • Pam Mills
  • Ira K. Murray
  • Brandon Nightengale
  • Christine Oxenrider
  • Chris Pabian
  • Adam Perez
  • Jeremy Piacente
  • Danielle Pomazal
  • Farah Rajaee
  • Kathie Raynor
  • Marian Ream
  • Jeff Rodriguez
  • Austin Royall
  • Jake Sage
  • Mary Schmidt-Owens
  • Emalee Schierman
  • Elizabeth Smock
  • Angelique Solano
  • Lorenzo Stefko
  • Matthew Stephen
  • Ashley Sullivan
  • Christine Tomeo
  • Kaitlin Turner
  • Cynthya Walker
  • Bryant Woernley
  • Nick Wolf

Campus Partners


UCF departments, student organizations, and campus partners that contributed time, resources, and volunteers to the response efforts:

  • Office of the President
  • Athletics
  • Business Services
  • Central Florida Future
  • Emergency Management
  • Fairwinds Credit Union
  • Knight News
  • Marketing
  • News and Information
  • Office of Student Involvement
  • Parking and Transportation Services
  • Resource Management
  • Student Development and Enrollment Services
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Union
  • The SPOT
  • UCF Alumni
  • UCF Health Center
  • UCF Police
  • WUCF Radio

Student Organizations, Clubs, and Teams

  • Advocates for World Health
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • International Medical Outreach
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Secular Student Alliance
  • Students Organized for Syria
  • UCF Basketball
  • UCF Judo Team
  • UCF Football
  • UCF Volleyball

In-Kind Donations


  • Burger-U
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Friends Community Church
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Marco’s Pizza
  • Mirage Talent, LLC
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Smoothie King
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • The Center
  • UCF Theatre
  • Uncle Maddio’s Pizza
  • US Navy
  • Wawa

In addition to these listed, there were many anonymous and individual donors. Thank you to the many individuals, companies, and student and community organizations that donated waters and other refreshments to support UCF’s efforts following the Orlando tragedy.  Note that some listed represent local branches or affiliated groups.

Stay updated on UCF Blood Drive bus locations, volunteer opportunities, and more!

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