Nursing Department sponsors blood drive

Hallie Thomas

Hallie Thomas

On Nov. 4-6 the nursing department will sponsor a blood drive on campus conducted by the Red Cross.

“Giving blood is all about saving lives,” said Denny Hagglund, manager of the donor recruitment department, “It happens everyday.”

The blood drive will be held in the Volstorff Ballroom in the University Student Union.

Blood donations will be accepted on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Due to some 250 units of blood being used a day as a result of the recent wildfires in Southern California, Red Cross officials say that the blood supply in America has seriously been depleted.

The Red Cross is in need of Type O blood as well as all types of negative blood.

The blood-mobile that will be present at the drive comes from North-Central Blood Services of St. Paul, Minn.

Schools make up fifteen percent of the center’s annual collection, or roughly 36,000 units.