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News Release
 
04/09/12

Peru State to host American Red Cross Blood Drive this Wednesday, April 11

 

(Peru, Neb.) The Peru State College (PSC) Student Senate, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Wednesday, April 11 in the Live Oak Room of the Student Center. Members of the community, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.

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 states permit, must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

For additional information or to make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org/ or call 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are also welcome.

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.

PSC Student Senate meets weekly to address student issues and concerns. Members are elected by their peers to express student views and interests to the administration; develop better educational standards, facilities and teaching methods; and foster the recognition of the rights and responsibilities of students to the school and community. The group is also responsible for planning and overseeing annual homecoming festivities.