THON Donations Boost Incentive for Jan. 16-17 Blood Drive

Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Nov. 15-16Members of the Penn College community can help ease the national Red Cross blood shortage and aid the fight against pediatric cancer by donating from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 16-17 in Penn’s Inn (second floor, Bush Campus Center). Blood donations dropped significantly during this past holiday season, a shortage that continues during severe winter weather. While there’s often a surge in generous donations when major disasters receive media attention, the Red Cross serves hospitals and cancer treatment centers nationwide throughout the year. Share your strength. Patients will be so grateful – and so will their families and friends! Online appointments are available, all presenting donors will receive free pizza from Bart’s Pizzeria and complimentary T-shirts while supplies last, and the Red Cross will donate $4 to the Four Diamonds Fund on behalf of Penn College Benefiting THON for each unit of blood collected. Potential donors can streamline their experience and save 15 minutes by completing a RapidPass – a pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire – on the day of their appointment.

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