Cesar Chavez to be honored during Student Organization, Migrant Students Foundation blood drive

By Northern Star staff

The Student Health Organization and the Migrant Students Foundation will hold the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge noon to 4:45 p.m. March 26 in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room.

The event was started in 2009 by the American Red Cross to honor the Chavez legacy and promote health eduction and civic engagement.

Cesar Chavez was a civil rights leader who championed for more rights and better treatment for farm workers.

Nancy Estrada, vice president of the Student Health Organization and main coordinator for the blood drive, said organizers are looking for 50 donors and it’s NIU’s first time holding the event.

Showing a valid ID is necessary to donate. A free T-shirt will be given to those who participate. To set up an appointment contact nestrada@niu.edu.