It’s a scary thought — blood may not be on the shelves when patients need it the most. When only 3% of Americans donate blood each year, every donation counts.”American Red Cross
Faculty and students of the Newman University Medical Professionals Club (NUMPC) are inviting the community to campus for an American Red Cross blood drive 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.
According to the American Red Cross website, a single blood donation can save up to three lives, not just one.
Blood donors help patients of every age, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients and those battling cancer.
As an added bonus, all those who choose to donate blood on Oct. 31 will be entered into a raffle for prizes such as gift cards, a Keurig coffee maker and a Hydro Flask water bottle. All donors can also enjoy a pizza lunch at 11:30 a.m.
The Red Cross provides all the equipment, the phlebotomists and does the majority of setup. The phlebotomists are based in Wichita and travel all over Kansas and northern Oklahoma.
The Blood Donor app for smartphones is highly recommended by Red Cross workers to make donating quick and easy. The app saves individual health information, which provides a quicker check-in process. It also tracks an individual’s blood donations, finds nearby blood drives and more.
Sign up for the Newman Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 31
Join us and give the gift of life by being a blood donor. Together, Newman community members can make a difference and transform society for the better.