Red Cross to Hold Blood Drive
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross is reminding
donors of the importance of blood donations in cancer treatments. More than 15,000 kids and teens in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many
of them will need blood, sometimes daily, while undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
The Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give blood in support of kids fighting cancer, patients with sickle cell disease and others facing serious illnesses.
We will be holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Henry Student Center. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free haircut from Sports Clips!
Appointments can be made at www.redcrossblood.org or by emailing Jacqueline.Dercole@redcross.
Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at this blood drive. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.
Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type.
Save time by using RapidPass® to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment. Get started at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or by using the Blood Donor App.