Red Cross Blood Drive

April 8, 2014 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

The Red Cross is currently in URGENT need!

Where

The Red Cross buses at the VMC entrance on Coffey Road

Information

To schedule an appointment: Call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: buckeyes OR drop by the bus on Tuesday, April 8th 11AM-5PM.

Your donations of blood are what make the American Red Cross the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. Each year, nearly 4 million people donate blood through the Red Cross, helping to provide more than 40% of America’s blood supply.

Need more motivation??

  • There is currently an urgent need of key blood types including O-positive, O-negative, A-negative, and B-negative.
  • The Ohio State University is the biggest user of blood in the region. There's a good chance that the blood you donate won't even go beyond the zip code!
  • Each year, the volunteers and employees of American Red Cross Blood Services collect approximately 6.5 million units of blood, from roughly 4 million generous volunteer blood donors. From these donations, the Red Cross is able to distribute around 9.5 million blood products each year, including 6 million units of red blood cells, to patients at approximately 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.