Community Blood Drive

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:30am
St. Gregory’s University is set to host a Red Cross Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Shawnee Room of the Rockwood Center on St. Gregory’s campus.  

Blood collected at this blood drive may be used for trauma victims, surgery patients, organ transplant patients, premature babies, patients with complications during childbirth and for patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases.

Donors wising to make an appointment may do so by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or visiting redcrossblood.org and entering the sponsor keyword: stgreg. Walk-ins are welcome as well. 

It is important that donors prepare to give blood by eating a balanced and nutritious meal and drinking extra, non-caffeinated beverages prior to their appointments. Donors are also encouraged to eat iron-rich foods like red meat, green vegetables and peanut butter in the days and weeks before their donation. 

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.