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News Release
 
02/05/13

Peru State to host American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, Feb. 12

 

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Student Center. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to participate. All who donate will be given a free t-shirt.

All blood types are needed, though there is an urgent need for O negative and B negative. There is also no waiting period to donate blood after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, as long as a donor feels healthy the day of donation. Donating blood will not cause you to be more susceptible to the flu.

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), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

For additional information or to make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org/, call1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767), or contact Peggy Groff 402-872-2438 or pgroff@peru.edu. 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.