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2021 Buckeye Blood Drive
May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We’re calling on all Buckeyes to participate in our 2021 blood drive at Rocky River United Methodist Church. The American Red Cross has an urgent need for all blood types, especially type O.
To sweeten the deal, all donors who donate a pint of blood will receive a certificate for a free pint of Pierre’s Ice Cream (while supplies last) and a Malley Bar from Malley’s Chocolates. We thank both of these donors, as well as Heinen’s, for their support of this event.
To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code “OSUAlumni”, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or use the Blood Donor App.
More information for donors
Check out these helpful tips for first-time donors. The blood donation process takes about an hour with the actual donation only taking about 10 minutes. If you haven’t given in a while, please give again to help sustain a sufficient blood supply. If you know someone who has never donated before, please encourage them to make an appointment with you.
Whether you’re a new donor or lifelong donor, here are some tips for an enjoyable donation experience:
- Eat iron-rich foods leading up to your donation.
- Hydrate – drink an extra 16 oz. of liquid before and after the donation.
- Have a healthy meal before the donation.
- Wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.
- Complete a RapidPass on the day of donation, to save time using your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device.
- Remember to bring a picture ID, blood donor card or two other forms of identification.
Questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood? Call 1-866-236-3276.