Save the lives of up to three people by donating blood during the upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus, Varsity Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave; and April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, History Room, 4950 Maryville Road.
“We need every donation we can get in order to maintain the supply in our region,” said College Activities and Student Life Director Amy Brockman. “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 donate 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 or a state ID.
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.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5561, or toll free at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5561.