Yale University Library News

Library Staff Association Sponsors Red Cross Blood Drive, January 29th

The Library Staff Association (LiSA), invites you to consider donating blood at the LiSA sponsored Red Cross Blood Drive, to be held on Wednesday, January 29th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in the chapel of the Slifka Center (80 Wall St.). All donors will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

To schedule your appointment, go to the American Red Cross website at http://www.redcrossblood.org/ and enter the sponsor code: Sterling. You can also contact David Gary at 203-432-5165 or david.gary@yale.edu. Walk-ins are also welcome on the day of blood drive.

If you are considering donating blood, the Red Cross suggests you make an appointment even if you cannot commit to a specific time. This way, whenever you show up during the drive, you will be considered an “appointment” and be processed faster than walk-ins.

In addition, please consider volunteering for an hour during the blood drive. Contact david.gary@yale.edu if you are interested.

Did you know that:

1 in every 2 people will need a blood product in their lifetime?
Every 2 seconds, a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion?
Approximately 650 units of blood are needed daily for the hospitals in CT, yet the Red Cross only collects 400?
The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they want to help others?

Basic requirements:
Be at least 17 years old
Have a valid ID
Weigh at least 110 lbs

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