If you’re looking for a fast, easy way to give back to your community, look no further than the Southwestern Illinois College Red Bud Campus, 500 W. South Fourth St. The campus will host a blood drive Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Room.
You can save the lives of up to three individuals by donating a pint of your blood during the upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for students and residents of Randolph and Monroe counties to give back,” notes Amy Brockman, student and community services coordinator. “The donations truly will make a difference in our region. We hope to see you!”
All types of blood are needed, especially O Positive. If you do not know your blood type, you can find out when you donate.
To become a donor, you must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. If you are 16 years old and wish to donate in Illinois, you need a permission form signed by your parent or guardian. New donors should bring proper identification, such as a driver’s license, to the blood drive.
Individuals are encouraged to set an appointment time, but walk-ins are welcome and will be accommodated as quickly as possible.
All presenting donors will receive light refreshments and a place to rest briefly following their donation.
Look for more information about additional blood drives at the Red Bud Campus. Upcoming dates include Wednesday, March 6, 2013 and Thursday, May 2, 2013.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 618-282-6682, ext. 8104, or toll free at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 8104.