February 20, 2014

Red Cross Blood Drive Registration

In April 2013, MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard “Dic” Donohue, Jr. was shot in an intense gun battle with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Officer Donohue required more than 46 blood products including red cells, platelets and plasma to help save his life. When he awoke from surgery, Officer Donohue remembers the doctor saying they gave him any and all blood products they had just to keep him alive. “I am here today because of blood donors. I would not be alive if people hadn’t volunteered their time to give blood.”

Every day more than 6,000 people like Officer Donahue receive blood from Red Cross donors for a variety of medical conditions. Will you please make an appointment to give?

Schedule your appointment today.  Go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code 345 or call 1-800 Red Cross (733-2767). Blood drives will take place on campus at Watson Auditorium on Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Before Your Donation

  • Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as spinach, red meat, fish, poultry, beans, iron-fortified cereals and raisins.
  • Get a good night's sleep.
  • Drink an extra 16 oz. of water before the donation.
  • Eat a healthy meal before your donation. 

Have you traveled outside the US or Europe in the past 12 months? You may not be eligible to donate. To check this and other eligibility questions call the Red Cross Donor and Client Support Center at 1-866-236-3276.

For issues making an appointment contact Jaime at Jaime.Barnard@redcross.org.

If you would like to volunteer at this event, please contact wellness@wit.edu.

Sponsored by Student Wellness Education Empowerment Team (SWEET). 

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