LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Monday may have been a holiday, but it was no day off for Transylvania University students like Alex Isaac and Hannah Jacky.
They participated in the university's National Day of Service.
The blood drive on campus was one of a handful of activities students participated in to give back to the community.
"It's really cool to give back to a community that's given so much to us," said Isaac.
The Kentucky Blood Center needs the donations.
It was hit especially hard by the sub-zero temperatures we saw earlier this month.
"Lexingtonians have big hearts and are willing to step up when they know there's a need," said A.C. Mullins, with the Kentucky Blood Center.
According to the university, 90 percent of the student body is involved in some kind of community service.
But, the drive goes beyond just logging hours according to Karen Anderson, the Coordinator of Community Service and Civic Engagement at Transy.
"College isn't just about books,” said Anderson. “College life is about learning who you are and setting an example that lifelong service is a part of who we are."
Students also took part in activities preparing them for their upcoming alternative spring break trip to Washington, D.C.