American Red Cross blood drive arrives at CMU Jan. 31


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Roscomon sophomore Claney Carter, bottom, chats with Becky Raby, a nurse from the Central Michigan chapter of the American Red Cross, while she donates blood Monday afternoon in the Emmons lobby.

One student can save up to three lives by donating blood. 

The annual Red Cross blood drive is from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Jan. 31 in Powers Hall.

Appointments can be made at with the sponsor code “CMU.” Walk-ins are also welcome.

“Our goal is to collect 50 units of blood, but we’ll hope to see closer to 65 or more donors to meet that goal,” donor recruitment manager Lindsay Chesebro said. “If we reach our 50 units goal, we’ll help save the lives of 150 people.” 

Each donor will also receive a Red Cross t-shirt. 

“Twenty percent of the blood the American Red Cross collects is from students, so we really rely on our students,” Chesebro said. “Every few seconds someone is in need of blood, and humans are the only ones that create this life-saving product.”