April is National Volunteer Month and the American Red Cross encourages University of Kansas students, faculty and staff to give blood during the annual spring blood drive April xx-xx. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients.
Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring
“We’re excited to be back on the KU campus,” said Susan Faler, account manager, Central Plains Blood Services Region. “This 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.
University of Kansas Fall Blood Drive
April 3-4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Union Ballroom, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
April 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart
April 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the KU Pharmacy School, 2010 Becker Dr.
April 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Hashinger Hall, 1632 Engel
April 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, 1600 Oxford Rd.
April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Corbin Hall, 500 W. 11th St.
April 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, 1537 Tennessee St.
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.