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Make Time to Give at Kansas State University Blood Drive

Central Plains Blood Services Region

September 17, 2012
 

Media Contact: Jennifer Keller, (316) 558-2428, @RedCrossBloodCP               redcrossblood.org                      

Wichita, Kan. (Sept. 17, 2012) — Do you bleed purple? The American Red Cross is partnering with Kansas State University to host the annual Kansas State University Blood Drive from Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 28. The Red Cross and blood drive organizers hope to collect 700 pints of blood at this drive. Because each blood donation may help save up to three lives, 2,100 patients could benefit from the generosity of students, faculty and staff.

Each blood donation may help save the lives of patients in need throughout Kansas. In addition to potentially helping save lives, all presenting donors will receive a cool T-shirt featuring Willie the Wildcat, while supplies last. Participants may also enter a drawing for a chance to watch the KSU Wildcat Football team during one of their fall practices.

“The Red Cross is excited to once again team up with K-State for our annual fall blood drive,” said Terri Dunaway, CEO, Central Plains Blood Services Region. “We always receive tremendous support from blood donors at the university, and we're confident this year will be no different.”

Blood collected at the Kansas State University Blood Drive comes at an important time for the Red Cross. Blood supplies are still low following the difficult summer months, and donors with all blood types are needed. 

Kansas State University Blood Drive Locations:
Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Union, KSU
Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 2:30 to 8 p.m., Putnam Hall, KSU
Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Union, KSU
Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 2:30 to 8 p.m., Putnam Hall, KSU
Thursday, Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Union, KSU
Thursday, Sept. 27 from 2:30 to 8 p.m., Putnam Hall, KSU
Friday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Union, KSU

How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.

 

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