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13th annual SIU Homecoming Blood Drive slated for Oct. 5

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Date(s) - 10/05/2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Student Center Renaissance Room


The American Red Cross and Southern Illinois
University in Carbondale will host the 13th annual Homecoming Blood Drive Wednesday, Oct. 5
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Student Center Renaissance Room, 1255 Lincoln Drive, in

This blood drive is one of the largest single-
day blood drives in Carbondale. The drive is
expected to collect 200 lifesaving blood
donations. Everyone who presents to
donate blood will receive a Walk of Fame
Homecoming Red Cross T-shirt, while
supplies last. In addition, all registered
student organizations will be competing for
the SIU Homecoming Blood Drive trophy.
Students can earn points by attempting to
donate, recruiting other people to donate on
their registered student organization’s behalf
and volunteering at the drive. The SIU
Homecoming Blood Drive has collected
2,530 blood donations over the previous 12

To Donate:
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-
800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and enter/mention sponsor code SIUCHOMECOMING, or
enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more
information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor
card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals
who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law),
weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain
height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass ® to complete
their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation,
before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.

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