The American Red Cross is partnering with the University of Kansas to host its annual fall blood drive Sept. 26-30. The Red Cross and blood drive organizers are hoping to collect 270 donations at this year’s annual drive.
“We’re looking forward to once again being on the KU campus,” said Susan Faler, account manager, Central Plains Blood Services Region. “The blood drive is a great opportunity to see the Jayhawk spirit of giving in action.”
In addition to helping save lives, all those coming to donate will receive a KU T-shirt, while supplies last, and will receive a coupon via email for a free haircut from Sport Clips Haircuts.
University of Kansas Fall Blood Drive
Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Corbin Residence Hall, 500 W. 11th St.
Sept. 26, from 12:30-6:30 p.m., Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, 1600 Oxford Road
Sept. 27, from 1-5 p.m., Hashinger Residential Hall, 1632 Engel Road
Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., University of Kansas School of Pharmacy 2010 Becker Drive
Sept. 28, from noon-6 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive
Sept. 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., University of Kansas Student Union Ballroom, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
Sept. 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., University of Kansas Student Union parking lot, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations from what is needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for emergencies large and small. Declines in donations can lead to blood shortages and make it difficult to meet patient needs should a disaster or emergency occur.
To schedule an appointment for the KU Fall Blood Drive, simply download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), and use the sponsor code “Rock Chalk.”
How to donate blood
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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.