• Jin

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Jin's Bio:
    Hi, there! I'm Jin, and I am a passionate, talkative, dessert fanatic. Poems, good books, coconut water, and action movies make me happy. If we ever meet in person, you'll definitely hear me before you see me. You'll want to ask how many energy drinks I've had, but the answer will always be zero.

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    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

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    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

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    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

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    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

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    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

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    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

Got Blood?

Do you have blood? You should donate it.

No, it’s not for the vampires or the blood-thirsty sci-fi creatures that books and television shows keep coming up with overnight that I can’t keep track of anymore. It’s for the very real, very alive people who are in need of blood transfusions, life-saving surgeries, procedures, and so many life-altering changes. Most people take for granted their ability to create more blood cells and platelets and not have to worry about lacking oxygen in their blood streams or not having enough blood cells to carry iron throughout the body.

“I want to donate, but it’s too complicated.”

“It takes too much work to donate blood.”

“I’m scared of needles.”

“What if they take too much blood from me?”

“What if they take my blood and clone me?”

People have all kinds of concerns and fears and misunderstandings when it comes to donating blood. Well, I have some good news. Periodically on campus, our Pre-Med and/or Biology clubs organize to have the Bonfils blood donation bus visit us right in front of the Mitchell Auditorium in the parking lot. They usually stay all day and take donations throughout the school day. All it takes is 15 minutes or less, and you get free snacks afterwards! No phone calls, complicated paperwork, messy scheduling, or any transportation is needed if you’re already on campus. They only take a minute amount of blood and your body won’t be affected (some people may just have to sit down and take it easy for the day and stay hydrated, which people should be doing anyway). If needles are the problem, you can always look away. If you’ve ever gotten an immunization and were fine afterwards, it’ll be very similar. As for the cloning…let’s not flatter ourselves.

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