Monday, March 29, 2010

Donate blood, save a life: Peirce and American Red Cross hosting blood drive on April 6

Donating blood is one of the most basic, yet essential acts of giving in a community. More importantly, blood donations benefit all of us!

According to the American Red Cross:
“If not for the ready availability of blood components, life-saving medical treatments, such as the treatment of serious injuries, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, complicated surgical procedures and cancer treatment, would not be possible. It is estimated that 5 million recipients are transfused with blood components, including red blood cells, platelets and plasma, in the U.S. annually.”
For those reasons we are pleased to announce that in partnership with the American Red Cross, Peirce College will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, April 6, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The drive will be held on campus, in Rooms 51 and 52 of College Hall.

If you would like to give blood, please visit the Red Cross Web site to schedule a time to donate. The Red Cross recommends that you allow 45 minutes for your donation session, so keep that in mind when selecting an appointment.

Not sure if you are eligible to donate blood? To be sure, check the donor eligibility guidelines online or call 800-GIVE-LIFE (choose Option 4).

This is a great opportunity to give a meaningful gift to the community -- your participation will help provide life-saving blood to those in need.

Whether you’ve done it dozens of times or have never thought about it before, we encourage you to consider giving blood! If you want to do some research, the Red Cross offers a wealth of information and tips on how to have a good donation experience.

Students can also visit my.Peirce.edu to sign up today.