The West Shore Community College Student Senate will hold a Blood Drive for the American Red Cross on Tues., March 4.
Blood donations will be accepted between 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. in the Technical Center Atrium on the campus at 3000 North Stiles Road.
In order to donate blood, you must be 17 years old, in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. While there is no upper age limit for donors, some medical conditions, medical histories, prescription drugs and recent travel to some foreign countries may limit donor eligibility. Donors are reminded to drink plenty of water and eat iron rich foods before donating.
According to the American Red Cross, more than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day. Blood is needed for emergencies and for people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell disease and other illnesses. One donation can save up to three lives.
To schedule an appointment, log onto redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: West Shore CC.
For more information, call the Great Lakes Blood Services Region at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or go to the American Red Cross web site at www.givelife.org
Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Communications & Community Engagement