UCSD Blood Bash 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Red Cross at UCSD is hosting their third annual weeklong blood drive event! "This is the LARGEST blood donation event in SoCal! San Diego county is still in a blood deficit crisis due to the Zika virus rendering numerous individuals ineligible to donate. As the primary supplier of blood to the entire UCSD Health System, the American Red Cross is in dire need. Patients who need a blood transfusion in order to LIVE might not be able to get one because there simply isn't enough blood in our reserves, so we are forming this effort once again to mitigate this dangerous crisis. Our goal is to collect 400 units, which has the potential to SAVE 1200 LIVES."
All donors will receive free food, drinks, gifts, and prizes.
Dates, Times, and Locations:
Monday May 15 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Red Shoe/Bear Room
Tuesday May 16 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Red Shoe/Bear Room
Wednesday May 17 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Red Shoe/Bear Room
Thursday May 18 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Dolores Huerta Room
Friday May 19 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Red Shoe/Bear Room
To sign up to donate blood, first ensure you are eligible to donate, especially if you have traveled outside of the United States recently: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements
1. Go to www.redcrossblood.org or download the blood donor app and enter sponsor code: bloodbash
2. Pick your appointment date and time (for first-time users, basic information is required, such as your name and birthday).
3. You are done and now ready to save 3 to 6 lives!
4. Optional, but recommended: Complete your health survey onlline at http://www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass on the day of your blood donation before you donate to save 15 minutes of doing this on-site.
Walk-ins are welcome, but may have a longer wait time.
If you cannot donate blood, or you would like another opportunity to help, you may also volunteer! Please sign up on this Google Form in order to volunteer: http://docs.google.com/a/ucsd.edu/forms/d/e/1FAlpQLSerJVBltUhpuuwDllBcClcdJK35j-q5MttcLZO1GKUMKHDFPw/viewform
UCSD Blood Bash 2017 Facebook event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/195245967627453/
If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, please conact Siobhán Lin-Nugent through Facebook or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Rajiv Vasudevan or Hasan Makda through Facebook.