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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“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.”