Every two seconds someone in the U.S.
needs blood! Be a real-life hero to someone by donating! The Southwestern
Illinois College Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., is hosting two blood
drives this fall. Come out and donate Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Wednesday, Oct. 23
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Quad.
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.
"We need every donation we can get in order to
maintain the supply in our region," notes Director of College Activities David
Paeth. "Your donation truly will make a difference. 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.
more information or to make an appointment, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5561, or
toll free at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5561.