Blood Drives - Student Health Center
Yay! Great Ohlone Blood Drive!
We had record sign-ups for the October 23, 2013 blood drive—signing up 39 online and 22 in the Student Health Center. We also had 23 drop-ins for a total of 84!
We also had a record number of qualified pints—(drum roll please)—48. This will save 142 lives.
Hooray! and thanks to everyone who participated.
The next blood drive is April 23, 2014 at the Fremont campus—and probably the mobile van at Newark in February.
Remember that in California you can’t donate blood for 6 months after getting a tattoo—this was a common reason some could not donate out of the 84.
Huge congrats to all of you who were able to donate. And, to those of you who couldn’t—I saw a few tears—we will catch you next time!
Got Blood? Donate It!
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. There is no substitute for your donation.
Donors are needed every day. Don’t wait to help save a life.
When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood.
- Fall 2013: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
- Spring 2014: April 23, 2014
- 10:00am - 3:00pm
- Cafeteria, Building 5, second floor, Fremont campus
To signup, go online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/ (sponsor code: Ohlone) or call the Student Health Center at (510) 659-6258.
Sponsored by the Student Health Center and American Red Cross.
Please consider donating. There is a serious shortage of blood available. Try to think about if it were you or your loved one who needed a transfusion and there was no blood available.
You can still donate blood after getting your flu shot!
If you cannot attend an Ohlone College Blood Drive event, please donate blood at your local American Red Cross Blood Center (www.redcrossblood.org).
In order to donate, you must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 lbs. and be in good health. American Red Cross volunteer blood donors are required to provide identification before donating blood. The preferred identifiers include a government-issued ID or a Red Cross blood donor card.