Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Help us help others by donating blood.

2024-2025  Dates

Blood drives will take place in Cone Ballroom from 8:30am-6:30pm. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME! For questions Contact Kathleen McGirty at [email protected].

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.


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-.

Due to recent changes in North Carolina law all donors under the age of 18 must complete and present a parental consent form before donating. Go to the following link to download and complete the form. https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/info-for-student-donors.html

Blood Drive Volunteers

To make a blood drive successful volunteers are needed to assist in various areas. 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. 

ALL VOLUNTEER SHIFTS LAST ONE HOUR. The volunteer areas are:

  • Greeters- Responsible for the check in process for the donors and volunteers. Please make sure all volunteers sign in and out and create a name tag.  
  • Sign up for Greeter Here:
  • Processing– Greet donors as they enter the room and assist with the  Red Cross check in process; maintain order on who goes next into the histories area.
  • Sign Up for Processing Here:
  • 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
  • Sign Up for Canteen

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


Elliott University Center
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
VOICE: 336.334.5510
EMAIL: [email protected]

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