EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (January 17, 2014) – The Globe University-Eau Claire campus is hosting an American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drive on January 28, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to participate. The We Challenge U program encourages college students to get involved in the community by organizing blood drives and recruiting friends and faculty to give blood during winter months. College and high school blood drives account for as much as 20 percent of donations given through the Red Cross.
“An hour of your time could help save up to three lives,” said Gretchen Johnson, Globe University medical assisting program chair. “I challenge students and my fellow colleagues to roll up a sleeve and give blood at our upcoming drive.”
Prior to donating blood, donors will register, complete a brief health-history screening and have their blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature and iron level checked. Refreshments are provided at the end of the donation process, and participants will receive a t-shirt, while supplies last.
“We thank Globe University for accepting the challenge from the Red Cross,” said Geoff Kaufmann, CEO of the North Central Blood Services Region. “Donating blood is an easy way to volunteer, and it helps patients in need.”
To make an appointment to donate or for more information, Globe University students, faculty, staff and alumni may call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
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