Photo of a nurse disinfecting a man's arm before he gives blood

Blood drive

CWRU Red Cross Club and Delta Sigma Phi fraternity will sponsor a blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross Wednesday, Nov. 14, and Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Thwing Center ballroom.

Approximately 900 pints of blood are needed daily to meet the need of Northeast Ohio hospitals and medical institutions; each pint of blood can save up to three lives.

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment on the Red Cross website. Walk-ins also are welcome.

Donors can save lives in less time by taking advantage of the RapidPass system to complete their health history online before they donate. Those planning to use the RapidPass system must complete it on the day of donation; this process does not replace making an appointment.