College of Health and Human Services hosts blood drive this week

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Debra Murray

The College of Health and Human Services is hosting a blood drive with American Red Cross. Signs about blood donation was beside the Health Services building on Oct. 26, 2021.

Alexandria Anderson, News reporter

An ongoing campus-wide blood drive for the American Red Cross started on Monday, Oct. 25 until Wednesday, Oct. 27 in the Preston Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Students can schedule their appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code WKU. Making an appointment is encouraged, but students can still walk-in during these times and make a donation.

Those that make an appointment must be eligible to donate blood. These requirements include being at least 17 years old, weighing at least 110 pounds and being in generally good health. A driver’s license, blood donor card or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

There is an incentive offer to participate in the blood drive. Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a Zaxby’s e-gift card while supplies last.

According to the American Red Cross, donating blood has the potential to save countless lives as well as improve the lives of those living with chronic or traumatic illness. Eligible students and community members of all blood types are encouraged to donate at the blood drive.

News reporter Alexandria Anderson can be reached at [email protected].