Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. That adds up to 44,000 units of blood needed each day. There is no substitute for human blood — it cannot be manufactured. In the Los Angeles region, blood is always in high demand though less than 2 percent of the population donates. With just one donation, you can help save multiple lives. – From Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services
The Associated Students are hosting their Fall Blood Drive week. Here’s what you need to know to help save lives:
When: Wednesday and Thursday (October 5th and 6th), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day
Where: Student Activities Center Conference Room
Donor requirements: Be in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Tattoos are now allowed! (Must be healed and have been done in a licensed California facility)
Signup: Appointments can be made online at www.donatebloodcedars.org (Use group code “CYC”) or by calling Becky Rojas at (714) 484-7199. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Do/Bring: Donors are required to have a photo ID. Make sure you’re hydrated (drink plenty of water) and have eaten a healthy meal before you donate.
Participants can also enroll in the National Marrow Donor Program.
All donors will receive a t-shirt or a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream. So, donate, save lives, and get a cool t-shirt or ice cream!