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Donate blood at this summer’s Blood Drive on July 9th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Fitness Center Mondo Gym. Please call 1-800-REDCROSS or email redcross@ithaca.edu to set up an appointment today. Walk-ins will be accepted. We will be taking two Double Red Donation every hour, so set up you appointment time now!

Donate blood at this summer’s Blood Drive on July 9th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Fitness Center Mondo Gym. Please call 1-800-REDCROSS or email redcross@ithaca.edu to set up an appointment today. Walk-ins will be accepted. We will be taking two Double Red Donation every hour, so set up you appointment time now!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Sue DuBrava at sdubrava@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3620. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  •  More than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  •  A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S. (2006).
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.

Blood Drive: July 9th in the Fitness Center Mondo Gym | 1 Comments |
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Did you know... ...You can help! Comment from henderso on 07/05/2013
While I applaud the good work done in working to make the blood supply plentiful, and I by no means wish to show disrespect to the fine local people who do this service and have no hand in setting policies, I do once again have to bring to our attention the fact that the Red Cross practices discrimination against a category of potential donors--men who have had sex with other men. Given advances in screening and recent Supreme Court rulings against creating classes of people discriminated against, I can only feel ambivalent about Ithaca College being willing to host such a drive. My hope is that the American Red Cross, like other national organizations in other countries, will change this policy so that all citizens who wish to donate blood are permitted to, and this kind of outdated profiling becomes a relic of a time period before screening for HIV infection was as good as it is now and when we simply had less knowledge about modes of transmission.