Blood Drive - Save the Date! 💉❤️
Due to recent severe weather, San Antonio Metro Health has declared a blood emergency. Did you know one whole blood donation can save up to 3 lives? Did you also know a platelet donation can help cancer patients complete treatment? These patients are counting on you.
The University community is invited to a South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Blood Drive sponsored by the University of the Incarnate Word Tuesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 3 from 10 am to 3 pm in the SEC Ballroom.
Students, faculty, and staff MUST book an appointment by visiting:
March 2- https://donor.southtexasblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/125083
March 3- https://donor.southtexasblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/128585
Donors will have the opportunity to receive:
· Community service hours
· UIW t-shirt
· Earn donor points to redeem online
· Amazon gift card
· FREE Antibody testing
Community Service Hours (must upload proof of donation):
4 hours for successful donation
2 hours for attempted
Be the Match will also be available on-site for those who are interested in learning more about becoming a bone marrow donor. Learn more about Be the Match: https://bethematch.org/
Join the registry: Text UIW to 61474
For more information, please contact Campus Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Ettling Center at email@example.com.
Your continued health and safety is our top priority, which is why we are taking the following measures and protocols: donations are by appointment only, staff and donors are required to wear masks and face shields, and adequate social distancing is provided at check-in, waiting areas, and donor beds.
According to the National Women’s History Museum, “Women have been historic Women have been of historic importance both as donors as well as donation center staff. But it was one woman, Clara Barton, whose vision of volunteerism during crisis and her founding of the American Red Cross paved the way for the truly amazing system of altruistic blood donation in the US.” While you’re giving blood on March 2 or March 3, read more about Clara Barton at the National Women’s History Museum.