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Help Save Lives: Annual Student Guide Red Cross Blood Drive April 19

Why give blood? If you visit the American Red Cross website you will see a ticker at the bottom of the page. Every two seconds the number changes and one more person is in need of blood. Blood is needed for emergencies and for people who have diseases like cancer and blood disorders. The Red Cross asks this question: What if giving blood was just a part of everyone's everyday life? Just like going out to eat or going to work, everyone gave blood?

The IU Northwest Student Guide Services will be hosting their Annual Red Cross Blood Drive, Wed. April 19, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Moraine Student Center, IU Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, Ind.

For those who are wary of giving blood or just don't know exactly what to expect when arriving at the donation site, here's what you might expect:

  • Registration- Information will be available about donating blood and you will be asked to complete a form with some demographic and basic health information. Be sure to bring photo ID.
  • Health History- A staff member will ask heath history questions in a private and confidential manner.
  • Donation- A staff member will clean an area on the arm that will be the injection site. This will take about 7-10 minutes for the bag to fill completely.
  • Refreshments- Refreshments will be available in order for your body to recover from the slight decrease in fluid volume. You can leave the site and continue on with your day normally.

T-shirts will be given to each presenting donor. Help the Student Guides reach their goal in the blood drive and enjoy the good feeling that comes with knowing that you may have saved as many as three lives with one hour of your time. For questions about this event, please contact Paulette Lafata-Johnson at 219-980-6764 or email . To sign up, email , or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. If you are on the IU Northwest campus, you may stop by the sign up table in the Moraine Student Center beginning April 12, or call 219-629-0989.




Media Contact:

Michelle Searer

Program Contact:

Paulette Lafata-Johnson
Student Guide Advisor

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