January Spotlight: Za’hyre Creamer

Za’hyre Creamer helped lead her school, Albany State University, to a 3rd Place finish in the HBCU Virtual Blood Drive Challenge in June

From June 3-16, 2021, 16 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the nation participated in the Red Cross’s HBCU Virtual Blood Drive Challenge. This campaign, which was part of the Closing the Sickle Cell Gap initiative, aimed to raise awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD) and inspire more Black individuals to roll up their sleeves and donate blood. As a person who knows someone affected by SCD, Za’hyre Creamer chose to represent Albany State University as a student ambassador because she wanted to spread the word about the need for Black donors and give back to the community.

In her role, Za’hyre worked with both school faculty and her Red Cross region (the Georgia region) to organize and promote a virtual blood drive during the established time frame. Thanks to her leadership, Albany State University recruited enough blood donors to earn the school a 3rd Place finish in the challenge.

Thank you so much for your work, Za’hyre! We can’t wait to see how else you will make a difference.

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