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Make time to give at University of Kansas annual spring blood drive

Central Plains Blood Services Region

March 29, 2013
 

News Release

Media contact: Cari Merrill, 316-268-0853, @RedCrossBloodCP           redcrossblood.org

 

Make time to give at University of Kansas annual spring blood drive
Organizers hope to collect 250 pints in five days

LAWRENCE, Kan. (March 26, 2013) — The American Red Cross is partnering with the University of Kansas to host its annual spring blood drive April 1 through April 5. For the 10th year of the event, the Red Cross and blood drive organizers hope to collect 250 pints of blood. Because each blood donation may help save up to three lives, about 750 people could benefit.

In addition to potentially helping save lives, presenting donors will receive a KU T-shirt, while supplies last.

“The Red Cross is excited to one again team up with KU for our annual spring blood drive,” said Terri Dunaway, Central Plains Blood Services Region CEO. “We always receive tremendous support from blood donors at the university.”

More information on donating is found below in the “How to donate blood” section.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
April 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kansas Union Ballroom, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
April 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kansas Union Ballroom
April 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kansas Union Ballroom
April 4 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, 1 Gower Place
April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the KU School of Pharmacy, 2010 Becker Dr.

 

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 consent 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 about 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 http://blog.redcross.org.

 

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