The University is joining the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society to encourage individuals to “Give Blood to Give Time.” Patients fighting cancer use more blood than patients fighting any other disease.
“There simply aren’t enough people donating regularly to meet the need,” said Vicki Riddick, senior wellness officer. “According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.7 million people will be newly diagnosed with cancer this year, and donating blood is a life-saving gift most healthy people can give.”
The American Red Cross will be at UToledo to make it convenient for employees and students to donate blood Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 17-19, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center Oak Room.
A blood donor card and driver’s license, or two other forms of identification, are required at check-in. You must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health to be eligible to donate.
To make an appointment or learn more, including dates and other nearby locations to donate, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit the American Red Cross website, or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767).
To save time when you donate, you are encouraged to complete a RapidPass online health history questionnaire. Follow the instructions on the American Red Cross Rapid Pass website or use the Blood Donor app.