Red Cross Blood Drive - NAH

Date: 
06/25/2014 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

You can make a difference in someone’s life by donating blood to the American Red Cross on Wednesday, June 25 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Nursing and Allied Health Building.

General guidelines for blood donation

  • Be in good general health and feeling well.
  • Be at least 17-years-old.
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Have not donated blood in the last 56 days.

·        Blood donation is a safe and simple procedure, and gives you the great feeling of having saved up to 3 lives.

·        The whole process takes around an hour, but the actual donation only takes about 8-10 minutes.

·        Drink plenty of water so you’re hydrated before donating. 

·        Have a healthy meal before you donate – and try to avoid fatty foods.

·        Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.

·        Bring a valid form of identification with you (driver’s license or another form of ID that verifies your age)

·        If you live in a state that allows you to donate at 16, bring your signed parental consent form with you to your appointment.

·        If you are taking any medication, bring a list of those with you.

·        If you are not feeling well on the day of your donation, please contact us to reschedule.

To learn more about donating to the American Red Cross go to http://www.redcross.org/blood.