Redlands Blood Drive

May 12, 2009 -

Redlands students and staff, along with the general public, can donate blood on campus during an upcoming university-wide blood drive.

The drive is set for Tuesday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the university’s Orton Center.

Donors can sign up in advance in the Irvine Commons or the Volunteer Center. Walk-ins also will be accepted. The event is being sponsored by LifeStream, formerly known as The San Bernardino Blood Bank

About 37 percent of Americans are eligible to donate blood, but only about 5 percent actually do, according to information provided by LifeStream. In Southern California, only about 3 percent of eligible donors actually give blood.

People taking medicine can often still donate blood. Individuals who have cold or flu symptoms the day of the drive are asked not to contribute. People who have traveled to a malarial area in the past year also should not donate.

Eligible donors can give blood about every eight weeks. Donating blood takes less than an hour. Donors are required to provide a brief medical history, and to show a photo ID, such as a driver’s license.

Donors also have their blood pressure, pulse, body temperature and iron levels checked. Cookies and juice are provided after blood is drawn

Call the Volunteer Center at 909-748-8463 or Jesse Gold at 909-748-8367 for more information.

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