14 Reasons to Donate Blood

American Red Cross Campus Blood DriveGlobe University-Madison West is hosting their quarterly American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, December 6th from 10:30am-3:30pm in the student commons.

This will be Globe University-Madison West’s sixth campus blood drive. The goal is to collect 30 units of blood. Last quarter’s drive resulted in 37 presenting donors and 31 units collected.

Medical Assistant students in Patient Care Sciences I will be volunteering their time at the drive. They will help with registering donors, answering questions and providing support during the donation.

New this quarter, Chad Obright, student services and academic coordinator at Globe University-Madison West will be serving a complimentary chili lunch to all presenting donors. There will be a gluten free/vegetarian option as well.

During the September blood drive, students were interviewed and asked why they donated blood. Here are their reasons.

How to Donate Blood

To make an appointment for Globe University-Madison West’s drive, simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation and search sponsor code: Globe University.  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 permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in 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.

For more information, please visit redcross.org.