Campus-wide blood drive March 30

Appointments are available for the campus-wide blood drive Wednesday, March 30, at multiple locations on the Danforth, Medical and West campuses.

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to donate blood. Anyone who donated blood on or before Feb. 2 is eligible to donate again March 30.

The American Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region annually distributes more than 500,000 blood products to patients in need. To do that, about 1,200 donations of whole blood is needed every day in order to meet the needs of patients. Each donation can help save as many as three lives.

Signing up for an appointment is strongly encouraged and speeds up the donation process.

To schedule an appointment or volunteer, visit

Locations to donate are:

  • Danforth University Center, Room 276, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • King Center, Medical School, Noon-7 p.m.
  • Lopata Hall Gallery, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Simon Hall Undergraduate Lounge, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Ursa’s Fireside, South 40, 3-9 p.m.
  • Village House Dining Room, 3-9 p.m.
  • West Campus, Room 350, Noon-4 p.m.

The drive is sponsored by the Community Service Office of the Gephardt Institute for Public Service with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and American Red Cross.

This is the final blood drive of the academic year. The next campus-wide blood drive will take place Sept. 13, 2011.