Blood Drive Thursday, March 5, 2015

Carter Blood Care will be on campus for a blood drive this Thursday March 5, 2015 from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM in the EAD Atrium (1st Floor).

UNTHSC is #1 in blood donations for Colleges and Universities within Carter Blood Care?s region, how awesome is that?

? Must provide personal photo identification. ID?s must be issued by state (DL or ID), school or U.S. government (passport, military ID, resident alien ID, green card or work visa.
? Must not have donated blood within the past 56 days. Platelet donors can donate more frequently ? as often as once every seven days and up to 24 times per year.
? Minimum weight 110 lbs.
? Must be 16 years of age
? Not currently taking antibiotics and/or currently taking Accutane, Propecia or Proscar. Platelet donors cannot give if taking aspirin or Plavix. Ok to give if taking vitamins, birth control or medicine for allergies, blood pressure, thyroid replacement, female hormones, anxiety or high cholesterol, as well as most other medications.
? Feeling well and healthy
? Eat a low-fat meal two to four hours before donating.
? Drink plenty of water or juice before and after donating. Avoid alcoholic beverages for 12 hours before and after donating.
? Shots: Ok after allergy shots, influenza vaccine, hepatitis A vaccine, tetanus shot.

Blood Drives are sponsored by the EBAC and UNTHSC branded backpacks will be given out to all eligible donors AND 2 randomly drawn winners will also be given a $25 gift card.

Donate Blood, Help Save a Life!