Blood Drive at GCC


By: Genevieve Scholl

Genesee Community College sponsors 3 blood drives in one year for the Red Cross. The first one is taking place between today and tomorrow from 11am-4pm in the Forum. You may wonder why we do this if there is no benefit for us… But, what you don’t know is that if GCC gets a certain amount of donors, we receive scholarship money from the Red Cross to help some students in need that can not pay for the college education they want and deserve.

It is free and open to the public to donate blood. There are a few requirements, however, that must be followed in order to be eligible to donate. To give blood for transfusion, you must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the last 8 weeks. Also, you have to have registered and given blood on or before August 10th, 2011. Please bring your ID to the Forum today or tomorrow between 11am and 4pm and help save a life!

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