The Grace College sport management program will host its annual Red Cross blood drive on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8 and 9, from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Gordon Recreation Center, 100 Publishers Dr., Winona Lake.
Brittany Braun, a senior majoring in sport management, is the blood drive coordinator. “The drive is open to the public,” said Braun. “Community members are welcome to walk in during our open hours and donate!”
Interested students are advised to sign up in Alpha Dining Commons on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 7, during meal times. “Blood drive representatives will be present to help students get a time slot,” said Braun.
She encourages community members and students to participate. “This event helps saves lives,” Braun added. “When one person donates blood, they have the potential to help save the lives of three others.”
The entire blood donation process takes about an hour; however, the donation itself will only last eight to ten minutes. Eligible donors are required to show a form of ID during registration. Next, certified individuals will check the donor’s temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin levels. After the donation is complete, the donor can rest and enjoy a few refreshments before carrying on with their day.
For more information about the blood drive, contact Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org.