On credit, extra. Or, how I saved lives and saved my grade at the same time.

Twice a year, I offer extra credit to students who donate (or sincerely attempt to donate) blood at the SJA blood drives. It’s not every day that you can ditch class, get extra credit, and save lives all in the same hour of school. It’s not every day, but it does happen once a semester.

Students who donate blood, or students who attempt to donate and get rejected by the nurses at the drive for whatever reason (you don’t have to tell me why you were rejected) are eligible for five points of extra credit in the “product” section of the grade book. That number jumps to 10 points if you use the “ALYX” machine. There may be other ways to get the 10 points instead of just the 5 point standard bonus. Ask for details.