The Red Cross is in an urgent appeal right now for donors. Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as donations are coming in.
Over the holidays months, fewer blood donations reduced the overall blood supply at the Red Cross by approximately 50,000 units and it has not yet recovered. On top of this, Winter Storm Jonas that his the Mid-Atlantic states this past weekend is forcing cancellations of blood drives across the region, resulting in thousands of uncollected blood donations. Therefore, we need the Penn State community this week to donate blood.
Here is a list of drives:
Monday: Stuckeman Building (behind Forum) 10-3:30
Tuesday-Thursday: HUB 10-4
Donors, please fill out Rapid Pass (redcrossblood.org/rapidpass) the day of the drive, before you get to the drive, to get you in and out faster.
As a thank you, the Red Cross will donate $2 and Blaise Alexander will donate $.25 to THON for all presenting donors and credit the THON fundraising organization of the donor’s choice.