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Indiana University Offers Help to Patients in Need

River Valley

January 11, 2012
 

 

Indiana University and the University of Illinois enjoy friendly rivalries and competing on the playing field, but they also share a common cause. They are helping save lives through the American Red Cross Border Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to have Indiana University students, staff, faculty and alumni donate blood during the eight-week event.

“Our partnership with Indiana University will help many patients in need across the country,” said Linda Voss, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services Region. “The Border Challenge is a chance for students to show their school spirit while supporting a great cause.”

The Border Challenge is a partnership between six schools in the Big Ten Conference and the American Red Cross Blood Services. Each of the six schools is working with their local Red Cross to set up blood drives from January 1 through February 29. The goal is to help boost blood supplies during challenging winter months when inclement weather and cold and flu season traditionally impact donors’ availability to give.

Upcoming Border Challenge Blood Donation Opportunities

January 7, 2012, 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Indiana University Ice Hockey, 2100 South Henderson Street, Bloomington

January 9, 2012, 11:00am - 3:00pm, Indiana University Information Technology Services, 2711 East 10th Street, Bloomington

January 11, 2012, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Indiana University School of Education, 201 North Rose Avenue, Bloomington

January 13, 2012, 11:00am - 4:00pm, IU Campus Blood Drive, 500 University Road, Bloomington

January 17, 2012, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Indiana University Evans Scholars, 1075 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington

January 17, 2012, 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Indiana University Interfraternity Council, 900 East Seventh Street, Bloomington

January 24, 2012, 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Delta Chi, 720 East Third Street, Bloomington

January 24, 2012, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Indiana University Collins Residence Center, 541 North Woodlawn Avenue, Bloomington

January 24, 2012, 3:00pm - 8:00pm, Delta Tau Delta, 1431 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington

January, 25, 2012, 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Indiana University Ashton Residence Center, 1800 East 10th Street, Bloomington

January 26, 2012, 11:30am - 4:30pm, Student Recreational Sports Association, 1601 Law Lane, Bloomington

January 27, 2012, 11:00 - 3:00pm, IU Campus Blood Drive, 500 University Road, Bloomington

January 27, 2012, 3:00pm - 8:00pm, Kappa Delta, 1005 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington

January 27, 2012, 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Alpha Chi Omega, 1000 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington

January 30, 2012, 3:00 - 7:00pm, Delta Zeta, 1423 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington

January 30, 2012, 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Indiana University Willkie Residence Center, 150 North Rose Street, Bloomington

January 31, 2012, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Indiana University Eigenmann Residence Center, 1900 East 10th Street, Bloomington

January 31, 2012, 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Indiana University Panhellinic Association, 900 East Seventh Street, Bloomington

January 31, 2012, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Pi Beta Phi, 928 East Third Street, Bloomington

February 6, 2012, 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Indiana University Wells Library, 1320 East 10th Street, Bloomington

February 7, 2012, 11:00am - 3:00pm, Indiana University School of Law, 211 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington

February 9, 2012, 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Indiana University Foster Residence, 1000 Fee Lane, Bloomington

February 9, 2012, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Indiana University Teter Residence Center, 501 North Sunrise Drive, Bloomington

February 14, 2012, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Indiana University Wright Residence Center, 501 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington

February 16, 2012, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Indiana University Student Alumni Association, 900 East Seventh Street, Bloomington

February 20, 2012, 3:00pm - 8:00pm, Beta Theta Pi, 1100 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington

February 20, 2012, 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Indiana University Union Street Center, 445 North Union Street, Bloomington

February 21, 2012, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Indiana University Read Residence Center, 125 South Jordan Avenue, Bloomington

February 22, 2012, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Indiana University Briscoe Residence, 1225 North Fee Lane, Bloomington

February 27, 2012, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Kappa Alpha Theta, 441 North Woodlawn Avenue, Bloomington

February 29, 2012, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Delta Delta Delta, 818 East Third Street, Bloomington

February 29, 2012, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Indiana University Air Force ROTC, 814 East Third Street, Bloomington

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

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

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