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Blood donors sought for Student Nurses Association blood drive at IU Northwest Feb. 12

Blood donations help save 4.5 million lives in America every year

The Indiana University Northwest Student Nurses Association is sponsoring a Heartland Blood Centers blood drive on Monday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Moraine Student Center. Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs a minimum of 110 pounds, is in good general health, and has not donated blood in the past eight weeks (or 16 weeks for double red-cell donors), is eligible.

Sixty percent of the American population is suitable to donate blood, yet only 5 percent does so. This despite the fact that donations save 4.5 million lives each year. Every two seconds, an American needs blood. A cancer patient may need up to eight units of blood per month. The IU Northwest Student Nurses Association encourages everyone who is able to donate blood for the sake of those whose lives may be saved.

To schedule an appointment for donation, please call Bianca Polizzotto at (219) 980-6549, or e-mail her at bpolizzo@iun.edu. IU Northwest nursing students have set a goal of 64 units for this month’s blood drive. All donors will receive a free Rock & Roll t-shirt. Donors should eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to making their donation. All donors must also bring a photo ID.

  
Published:

02-09-2007

Media Contact:

Christopher Sheid
Specialist, OMC
219-980-6802
ccsheid@iun.edu

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