Student Leadership & Involvement

Blood Drives

Organized by Student Leadership & Involvement Community Service Program with the American Red Cross
Staffed by Order of Omega (Greek Honor Society)

Our Fall 2019 Blood Drive is September 4 and September 5. You can donate between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Library Reading Room.

The American Red Cross will be collecting blood on a walk-in basis or appointment. To Schedule an appointment please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit the website prior to the drive or by coming in person the day of and signing up for a time that fits your schedule.

How often can one give blood?
Regulations in the United States allow people to donate whole blood once every 56 days.

How do I know if I am eligible to donate blood? 
You must be in good health, be at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110 pounds.

What can I do if I am not eligible to donate?
While you may be unable to donate blood, there are other ways you can help. You can recruit other suitable donors or volunteer to help make a donor’s experience a positive one.

Please contact Student Leadership & Involvement at 487-1963 to volunteer.

How long does it take to donate blood?
The whole process takes about an hour. It starts with registration, a health history, and a mini-physical. Then comes the actual donation, which usually takes less than 10-12 minutes. Afterward, you will be asked to spend a few minutes in the "canteen" where you can have a light refreshment before returning to your normal activities.