When she was 17 years old, Melody collapsed at school and was rushed to the hospital with severe anemia. Her father made a request for blood donors at his work place and 100 men stepped up to donate blood for Melody that day. She now seeks to thank and repay those 100 donors with her own lifelong commitment to blood donation.
Looking to donate blood? Don’t worry, we’ll provide the date, location and everything else, all we need is you and your donating arm!
On Monday, October 2nd from 1pm-7pm, a blood drive is being hosted in West Halls! Our goal is to collect 48 units and with your help, we can reach – and surpass – that goal!
If you want to make a donation appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive help in scheduling an appointment. If you are unable to donate, but still want to participate at the drive, you can sign up to work a shift at volunteer.psu.edu.
We look forward to meeting you soon and we appreciate your willingness to make a difference!
Calling all blood Type O’ers of the world! This message is for you!
Type O negative is the universal red cell donor, while Type O positive is the most common blood type.
Have you ever wondered why Type O is called the universal donor? It’s because Type O blood can be given to a person with any other type of blood! Yep, types O, A, B and AB can all receive Type O blood.
Donating blood is a pretty simple thing to do, right? I mean hey, you answer a couple questions, lay on a table for about 10 minutes to get your blood drawn, then have some juice and snacks afterwards to recover! After this, you go on to live your normal life while your donated blood goes on to save a life.
Have you ever thought about what kind of person receives your blood? Where it goes and why it matters? Let this little, joy-filled girl named Molly give you an inkling as to why donating your blood makes such a positive impact in the lives of others.
Believe it or not, hydration is important – especially before donating blood!
Getting yourself hydrated is essential. It is recommended that you drink at least 16oz of water before you donate because it relieves light-headedness and makes it easier to draw blood from your veins.
Also, avoid caffeine – it dehydrates you! Chug that H2O and make a difference today!
Did you know there are four major blood types?
- Group A can donate red cells to A’s and AB’s
- Group B can donate red blood cells to B’s and AB’s
- Group AB can donate to other AB’s, but can receive from all others
- Group O can donate red blood cells to anybody. It’s the universal donor.