Social Impact Initiative:
The Right Type to Save a Life: Building Blood Donation Awareness
Sophie Keeler is a sophomore at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she is a finance major and a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Always one to serve others, Sophie aims to become a financial planner to help people prepare for the future.
Sophie’s Social Impact Initiative is called, “The Right Type to Save a Life: Building Blood Donation Awareness,” which promotes the facts and benefits of regular blood donation. Giving blood was once more common and considered a civic duty. It's something Sophie enthusiastically tells others about because she is a Red Cross Blood Drive Ambassador! Advocating blood donation across generations to establish a broader base of donors for the future is a goal she knows will benefit everyone. It's why Sophie is passionate about it!
As an eighteen-year dance veteran, Sophie has used her dance gift with dance teams, in musical theater, and as a dance marathon volunteer to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. Other talents of Sophie’s include singing as a three-time member of the Minnesota State Honors Choir and playing guitar, ukulele, and keyboard.
Sophie’s parents are Robert and Katy Keeler, and her brother is Ryan. Other beloved members of her family are Piper, their Dalmatian, and Lucy, the Jackapoo (a Jack Russell and poodle mix). When Sophie isn't at school or serving our community as Miss Hastings 2020, she enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Only 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood.
But only 5% of eligible donors donate.
American Red Cross