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 firstname.lastname@example.org . To sign up, email email@example.com , 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.
Student Guide Advisor