Vital Blood Drive Set for Sept. 6-7 in Penn’s Inn

Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Sept. 6-7It’s a terrible scenario for patients and doctors alike: An emergency team rushes a patient to the hospital for lifesaving treatment only to find that there isn’t enough blood on hand. In an emergency when every second counts, a delay in the delivery of blood could potentially mean very bad news for someone in need. The Penn College community can help prevent such an awful situation and end the current nationwide Red Cross shortage, which is worsened by regular blood donors’ fewer appointments during the summer. Join College Health Services and the American Red Cross from noon-6 p.m. Sept. 6-7 in Penn’s Inn (Bush Campus Center, second floor). Online appointments to contribute to this crucial mission are available, and each donor will receive a $15 gift certificate redeemable online with hundreds of popular merchants.