Elliott University Center hosts multiple Red Cross Blood Drives during the school year. Drives are day-long events and are great way to serve the community. Students are encouraged to serve as a donor or as a drive volunteer.
The Drive collects whole blood and automated double blood donations. Whole blood donations typically take 45 minutes. Double blood donations typically take an hour to an hour and thirty minutes.
Be sure to come prepared when giving blood. Have a light meal and plenty to drink. Bring your Red Cross donor card (optional), driver’s license or two other forms of identification. Also, bring the names of any medications you are currently taking. NOTE: Double blood donation is only accepting blood types A-, B-, O+, and O-.
To make a blood drive successful volunteers are needed to assist in various areas . The volunteer areas are:
Load In– Assist the Red Cross with loading their equipment into Cone Ballroom
Greeters- Responsible to sign in all donors; assist with volunteer sign in; make calls to donors to remind them of their appointment
Processing– Greet donors as they enter the ballroom and make sure they read the Red Cross information; maintain order on who goes next into the histories area.
Canteen– Make sure all donors get seated and has something to eat and drink after they donate; Assist with getting drinks to donors if needed while they are donating
Load Out- Assist the Red Cross in loading their equipment on the trucks.
Volunteers can sign up for more then one time slot.
For more information, contact the EUC Assistant Director for Facilities & Services Kathleen McGirty.
Tuesday, September 15th
Wednesday, November 18th
Wednesday, February 3rd
Tuesday, April 12th
All EUC blood drives take place in Cone Ballroom from 8:30am-6:30pm