Student Leadership and Involvement

Blood Drives

Organized by Student Leadership and 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 and 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.