Blood donations sought in honor of Red Cross Month in March

Blood donations sought in honor of Red Cross Month in March

"Eligible donors of all blood types are critically needed".

The Student Government Association, the Pre-Professional Health Society and the American Red Cross held the annual blood drive from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 8, and Thursday, Feb. 9, in the MUC Ballroom.

"Right now, blood and platelet donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in.

The Red Cross called me and said there was an O Positive shortage and that I needed to donate blood", Martin said. Students must be 17 years of age to donate.

At the end of the drive, according to Gundersen, they were able to gain enough blood to save over 200 lives.

Blood Drive, 8:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m., auxiliary gymnasium, Lima Senior High School, 1 Spartan Way, Lima. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to save time when donating.

The American Red Cross supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood.

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 worldwide 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 people to perform its mission.

Corning Inc. employees have donated more than 54,000 units of blood since 1985.

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