Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, October 12, 2017 • 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Dakota Room

Make a difference and donate blood through the American Red Cross. Visit the Student Life Center to find out more and then sign up. You can also email Israel Gray, student life assistant, for additional information.

Things you should know when deciding if you should give blood…

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
  • Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
  • Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
  • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
  • It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
  • According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.69 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.

Courtesy of the American Red Cross

Give blood

WHAT
American Red Cross Blood Drive

WHEN
Thursday, October 12, 2017 • 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE
Dakota Room
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068-2999

Find out more about the blood drive via Google Calendar.

Give blood

To learn more about the American Red Cross Blood Drive at DCTC, contact:

Israel Gray
Student Life Assistant
651-423-8270

To learn more about Student Life at DCTC, contact:

Nicole Meulemans
Director of Student Life and Activities
651-423-8403

Anna Voight
Associate Director of Student Life
651-423-8649

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