Beat Michigan Blood Drive

November 15, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where

Coffey Road entrance to the VMC

Who

All who want to help the cause

Information

The American Red CrossWe 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.

Schedules are 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

The score update can be found at our Red Cross Club Website http://redcrossclub.org.ohio-state.edu/

Follow the OSU American Red Cross Club on Face book and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

Note

With the storm on the east coast our help to have a strong blood drive is even more important.

Sandy Forces 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.

Thank you for your support, please call me if you have any questions.

Candice S. Hines
OSU Donor Recruitment Representative
Candice [dot] Hines [at] redcross [dot] org

Please help get involved on campus by partnering on blood drives to increase support from the campus community on the importance of donating blood.

American Red Cross

Central Ohio Blood Services Region

995 East Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43205-1339

(614) 361-7932 (cell call and text)

(614) 251-1456 (f)

www.redcrossblood.org

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.