Wilkes University


American Red Cross Holds Emergency Blood Drive

The American Red Cross has a significant blood shortage and is issuing an emergency request for eligible blood and platelet donors. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December. Snowstorms and severe weather have also impacted supplies. More than 90 blood drives were forced to cancel in December, resulting in thousands of uncollected donations. 

What Wilkes can do: 

The first Red Cross Blood Drive for the Spring semester will be held on Feb. 2, 2017 in the student center lounge from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Donors may register at 1-800 RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or online and use the sponsor code WILKESU.

Early registrations determine the number of nurses provided for the day, so register today!