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Blood Drive

Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 09/24/03 

What does it take for you to survive the day?

For some people survival is a much more serious prospect. Local hospital patients count on volunteer blood donors like you to make their survival possible.

Here are some facts you may not know:

  • Only 5% of the populations who can donate blood actually do.
  • Your one donation can save up to three lives.
  • 85% of the population will require blood transfusion at some point in their life.
  • Many of our daily medical procedures would not be possible without an adequate three-day blood supply.
  • Red blood cells are only viable for 42 days, which is why the supply must continuously be replenished.
You can make a difference this fall whether you are a longtime donor or have never given blood before. Please join us at our next blood drive: Monday, October 6, Emerson Suites, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You are eligible to donate if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are at least 17 years old
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Have not donated within the last 56 days
  • Are in good health
  • Have not traveled abroad since 1980 for more than three cumulative months in England, or six months cumulative in Europe
Sign up: If you have an hour to spare and would like to help with this worthwhile cause please stop by our sign-up table in Campus Center lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, September 30-October 3.

Thank you in advance for your good will and generosity.

Contributed by Cindy Smith

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