American Red Cross Blood Drive
We Need Your Support!
We want to host an American Red Cross Blood Drive! To schedule a drive, we need a minimum of 40 people interested in donating blood. Let’s come together and become partners in saving lives!
If you are at least 17 years old, 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form where state permits, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, you may be eligible to give blood. High school students and other donors 18 years old and younger must also meet other height and weight requirements.
Giving blood is safe, and simple and helps save lives. Each pint of blood that is donated may be helping as many as three people. The American Red Cross is the largest single provider of blood in the country. They provide blood to 3,000 hospitals across the country. About 38,000 people need blood each day in the United States. Those people count on volunteer donors to give them a chance at life.
Many individuals who are Black have distinct markers on their red blood cells that make their donations ideal for helping patients with sickle cell disease. More than half of blood donors who are Black have blood that is free of C, E and K antigens – making them the best match for those with sickle cell disease.
Expressing gratitude to black leader Dr. Charles Drew for creating the blood banks to encourage Black blood donations.
This blood drive honors Lloyd Newman, a CPS graduate and a co-author of ‘Our America’ who recently passed in his mid-40s from sickle cell.
Please click here or the button below to donate blood on February 24, 2023 at the CTU Center, 1901 W. Carroll Ave. from 2 pm – 7 pm. To register, click SEE TIMES on the registration page. Thank you!!!