MU American Red Cross Club to have blood drive
Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2012 00:12
The Marshall University American Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the basement of the Memorial Student Center.
“It is very important that donors step up because it is the blood that is already on the shelf at the hospital that helps,” Brian Wong, founding president of the Marshall University American Red Cross Club, said.
The club is also continuing their fundraiser for Superstorm Sandy relief with Elizabeth Sheets from the Marshall University office of community engagement and the local Red Cross chief development officer.
Wong also emphasized the importance of donating blood during the holiday season.
“During the holidays the demand for blood does go up,” Wong said. “We’re always glad to have every donor because every two seconds someone needs blood.”
The next blood drive will be hosted on Wed., Jan. 16.
Ashley Killingsworth can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.