Miami community invited to donate blood April 6

by Kerry McFadden, university news and communications intern

Faculty, staff and students are invited to donate blood at Miami’s next blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Shriver Center Heritage Room.

Appointments are encouraged. To make an appointment, donors can visit or call 1-800-388-4483 and should use the sponsor code 323. You can also contact Miami’s Benefits & Wellness at 529-3980 to schedule an appointment.

blood-donation-graphDonors will receive a chrome-etched blood drop key chain.

The blood drive is hosted by the Community Blood Center in cooperation with Miami’s benefits and wellness office.

Did you know?

  • 15 percent of red cells go to cancer patients
  • 9 percent of red cells go to emergency room trauma patients
  • 24 percent of red cells go to surgery patients
  • Platelets are cell fragments that help your blood to clot. About one third (32 percent) of platelet donations are used by cancer patients.