El Estoque

Every Drop Counts

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Every Drop Counts

Jai Uparkar

On Jan. 19, a plastic foldable table serves as the Stanford Blood Center (SBC) front desk for donors, who wait their turn while wearing “first time donor” stickers. With pop music playing in the background, the quiet but energized atmosphere of the room is filled with people waiting in excitement or uneasiness to donate their blood. The blood drive, organized by Leadership’s Outreach program, requires months of preparation for a one-day event. The blood drives have become an unofficial tradition of the school a partnership with the Stanford Blood Center.

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About the Writer
Jai Uparkar, Features Editor
Jai Uparkar is a junior and a second-year staff member. She previously served as a multimedia news editor, and now serves as a print features editor. She plays tennis and in her free time, she likes to take Buzzfeed quizzes and spend time with her friends.