Blood Drive on Feb. 12 at Peru State

Blood Drive on Feb. 12 at Peru State

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on February 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center. People interested in giving blood can call or e-mail Peggy Groff at (402) 872-2438 or pgroff@peru.edu.

To give blood, please bring photo identification and drink an extra 16 ounces of fluid before arriving.  RedCrossBlood.org provides this list of general guidelines for blood donations.

  • Be in good general health and feeling well.
  • Be at least 17 years old in most states (16 years old with parental consent in some states).
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds. Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 years old and younger and all high school donors.
  • Have not donated blood in the last 56 days.
If you have additional concerns about donating, please visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/info-for-student-donors.html.
RedCross.org adds, “The American Red Cross Nebraska/SW Iowa/Kansas Region serves the more than 4 million people living in Nebraska, Kansas, and three counties in Southwest Iowa that are part of the Omaha metropolitan area. The Region provides vital services to the area 365 days a year—from responding to home fires in local neighborhoods to teaching first aid and CPR to community groups.”
“We’re able to provide these services thanks to a corps of more than 4,000 dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our donors. The American Red Cross puts these donations to good use. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.”

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