Make Time to Give at University of Kansas Blood Drive

September 17, 2012

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

Wichita, Kan. (Sept. 17, 2012) — Do you bleed crimson and blue? The American Red Cross is partnering with the University of Kansas to host the fall University of Kansas Blood Drive from Monday, Sept. 24 through Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The Red Cross and blood drive organizers hope to collect 333 pints of blood at this drive. Because each blood donation may help save up to three lives, close to 1,000 patients may 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 unique KU T-shirt, while supplies last.

“The Red Cross is excited to once again team up with KU 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 University of Kansas Blood Drive comes at an important time for the Red Cross. Blood supplies are still low following the summer months, and donors with all blood types are needed. 

University of Kansas Blood Drive Locations:
Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Ambler Student Recreation Center, KU Campus
Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m., Hashinger Hall, KU Campus
Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 3 to 7 p.m., Gamma Phi Beta House, KU Campus
Thursday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kansas Room, Union, KU Campus
Thursday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Outside Union on Bloodmobile, KU Campus
Friday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Outside Union on Bloodmobile, KU Campus
Friday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ballroom, Union, KU Campus

How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit 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 or join our blog at