Elliott University Center

Blood Drive

The Red Cross and all blood centers are currently experiencing a major crisis in the blood supply with all the cancellation of blood drives. The Red Cross is taking extra measures  at their blood centers to make sure you are safe in the donation process.  If you are still interested in donating please download the Blood App and find a Red Cross blood center near you. 

NEW APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR DONATIONS!!!  We are now using the Red Cross appointment site for our blood drive. This will make the process smoother for donors to check in with the new Red Cross check-in process. Please click on this link below and following the instructions.


Step 1- Please select the upcoming blood drive and select an appointment time.

Step 2- If you already have an account with the Red Cross select the Sign In button if not Create An Account.

Step 3- Complete the required information and hit continue. Once you complete the appointment process you will receive a confirmation email.

Any questions contact Kathleen McGirty at  kmmcgirt@uncg.edu



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 45-60 minutes. Double blood donations typically take an hour to an hour and thirty minutes.

 Come Prepared

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-.

Rapid Pass

The American Red Cross is excited to introduce RapidPass, a new tool that allows blood donors to help save lives in less time. RapidPass offers donors a way to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy of their home or office, reducing the time they spend at blood drives by as much as 15 minutes.

1. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass

2. Read the information

3. Answer the questions

4. Print the pass or email it to themselves

Important information to remember: • RapidPass cannot be completed prior to the date of the drive. The donor must complete the steps to redeem their pass on the day they donate. • Donors can complete RapidPass using a desktop, laptop  or your cell phone• RapidPass does not take the place of scheduling an appointment. It is only used to complete the pre-reading and pre-donation questionnaire in advance of an appointment. • Donors must print out their pass or email the PDF to themselves and show it on their mobile device when they come to donate. Donors who do not provide the pass will be asked to complete the questions again.


Blood Drive Volunteers

Volunteers can sign up for more then one time slot. If you chose to sign up for more then one slot please make sure you are able to keep your commitment. 

To make a blood drive successful volunteers are needed to assist in various areas . ALL VOLUNTEER SHIFTS LAST ONE HOUR. The volunteer areas are:

Load In– Assist the Red Cross with loading their equipment into Cone Ballroom

Greeters- Responsible for greeting all donors and assist with the check in process; oversee the volunteer check in process

Processing– Greet donors as they enter the ballroom and assist with the new Red Cross check in process; 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.

For more information, contact the EUC Assistant Director for Facilities & Services Kathleen McGirty.

To volunteer click on this link: 


2020-2021  Dates

Please check back for upcoming blood drive dates.

All EUC blood drives take place in Cone Ballroom from 8:30am-6:30pm.