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News Release
 
09/02/09

Peru State College to Host Red Cross Blood Mobile Tuesday, Sept. 15

 

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College’s (PSC) Office of Residence Life will host an American Red Cross Blood Mobile in the Live Oak Room of the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Students, faculty, staff and the general public are encouraged to participate.

PSC President Dr. Dan Hanson said, “The American Red Cross has been at every natural and man-made disaster that has occurred in our country and around the world for more than a century. It’s an organization that lends hope and a helping hand to people in need. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to give the gift of life.”

Trish Ruebens, CEO of Midwest Region Blood Services, said, “Blood donors really do help save lives. By donating blood every 56 days, you can help patients in need and change a life.”

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Eligible donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Consent forms are available from the Office of Residence Life at Peru State College.

For additional information or to make an appointment, call the Office of Residence Life at 402-872-2246, the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit www.givebloodgivelife.org.

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.