Hundreds of donors showed up Tuesday in the CAA/Georgia State Athletics Blood Drive challenge at a time when blood is urgently needed.

The drive was held at the GSU Sports Arena and the Commons Housing area to try to speed along the process for donors. This drive was also in memory of LaTonya Goodou, 22, who was a GSU student who passed away from complications of sickle cell disease in April.

The CAA Blood Challenge was developed by the conference presidents as a way of emphasizing the critical importance of donating blood. It is also in keeping with Georgia State athletic director Cheryl L. Levick's community service goal for GSU student-athletes to become strong citizens in Atlanta as well as volunteer more than 5,000 hours of service.

The final results of how many hundreds of units of blood were actually donated will not be known until a Red Cross audit, but the lines were long all day long as GSU students, faculty and staff showed up in support.

More than 100 GSU student-athletes assisted in the volunteer efforts to help with a smooth flow for the generous donors.

Thanks to all who made the day another success.