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Donate your life-saving blood during IU Northwest blood drive

The IU Northwest Student Nurses Association is sponsoring a Heartland Blood Centers blood drive, Monday Feb. 13 from 10 am- 3 pm in the Moraine Student Center, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN. If you are at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in general good health, and have not donated blood in the past 8 weeks (16 weeks for double red cell donors), you are eligible to donate. All donors will receive a free pair of boxer shorts.

Blood donations are essential to the American health system, yet shortages are a constant concern. According to www.bloodcenter.org, everyday, approximately 32,000 pints of blood are used in the United States, and every three seconds, someone needs blood. With nearly 4.5 million Americans needing life-saving transfusions each year, giving blood is one of the quickest, most efficient ways to help those who are in critical life-threatening situations. Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives.

The IU Northwest Student Nurses Association sponsors blood drives and health fairs as part of their goal to promote health and well being in the community. These nursing students are able to take the nursing skills they’ve developed in the nursing program at IU Northwest and apply them in real-life situations, such as the blood drive.

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please contact Twana Bostick at 980-6549 or e-mail tbostick@iun.edu. A photo ID is required to donate blood.

  

Published:

02-01-2006

Media Contact:

Michelle Searer
OMC
219-980-6686
msearer@iun.edu

Program Contact:

Twana Bostick
School of Nursing
219-980-6549
tbostick@iun.edu

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