American Red Cross Needs Blood Donations in Calhoun County

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The American Red Cross needs individuals to give blood and platelets.  Blood from people with types O, A negative and B negative are in the shortest supply. It is essential that the Red Cross have blood every day.  Although, an estimated thirty-eight percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than ten percent actually do each year.  The organization supplies hospitals with blood for accidents and operations when necessary. A blood donor can expect to give about one pint of blood and several small test tubes.  Jacksonville State University is sponsoring a SGA – Student Government Association- Blood Drive tomorrow and Thursday in the third floor of the Theron Montgomery Building from 11:30am through 4:30pm.  To check for upcoming blood drives in your community, visit www.redcross.org.

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