Hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, the American Red Cross will be on campus in the Thwing Center ballroom to collect blood donations Tuesday, Sept. 14, and Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. All donors who come to give will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last.
Donors are highly encouraged to make an appointment online rather than walk in, to assure a smooth process with enough time and space for registration and donation. Other important information to know:
Blood donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies and donors receive their results seven to 10 days after donation.
There is no wait time to donate blood after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine as long as the donor is feeling well the day of donation and knows which type of vaccine they received.
This blood drive will be sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, MAPS and the Red Cross Club.