Coffey Road entrance to the VMC
All who want to help the cause
We are now
officially 12 days into the OSU Michigan Blood Battle (6 blood drive days
left). We are currently 200 blood donations behind Michigan but our
drives continue to be strong and they finish before we do a week from today.
not yet full for your blood drive at the CVM so additional recruitment and
promotion would be most helpful.
The goal for
next week's blood on Thursday November 15th drive is 80 donors so more than
that will need to come out to our 2 busses from 9am-4pm. The electronic
poster is below in this email. A student volunteer will be walking the
buildings today to place posters and table tents in the area buildings.
All OSU blood
drives can be found on www.redcrossblood.org
sponsor code buckeyes
update can be found at our Red Cross Club Website http://redcrossclub.org.ohio-state.edu/
the OSU American Red Cross Club on Face book and Twitter for the most
the storm on the east coast our help to have a strong blood drive is even more
Cancellation of About 360 Blood Drives
Those who are eligible in areas unaffected by the storm
are asked to schedule a blood donation now.
Superstorm Sandy has already caused the cancellation of
about 360 American Red Cross blood drives and more cancellations are expected
as the storm continues to move to the west.
"Patients will still need blood despite the weather,"
said Dr. Richard Benjamin, chief medical officer of the Red Cross. "To ensure a
sufficient national blood supply is available for those in need, both during
and after the storm passes, it is critical that those in unaffected areas make
an appointment to donate blood as soon as possible."
So far, the cancellations have resulted in a shortfall of
more than 12,200 blood and platelet donations across 14 states that would
otherwise be available for those needing transfusions. The situation may worsen
as the storm continues to move and in its aftermath.
The Red Cross did move blood and blood products to those
areas most likely to be affected by Sandy so that the blood needs of people in
those communities could be met. However, the long- term impact of power outages
and blood drive cancellations is expected to be significant.
you for your support, please call me if you have any questions.
Candice S. Hines
OSU Donor Recruitment
Please help get involved on campus
by partnering on blood drives to increase support from the campus community on
the importance of donating blood.
Central Ohio Blood Services
995 East Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43205-1339
(614) 361-7932 (cell call
(614) 251-1456 (f)
Check out our club website, Facebook and Twitter--The American Red
Cross Club at The Ohio State University! We now have an APP for the Droid
phones to help you locate blood drives, etc.