College to hold Red Cross blood drive
Tri-County Community College will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on April 19 for students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in donating blood.
“Our goal for this drive is 38 units of blood,” said Dotie Stafford-Ortega, chair of the events committee at Tri-County Community College.
“We have 48 appointments available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the limited number of appointments, I would encourage anyone wanting to sign up as soon as possible,” Stafford-Ortega said.
According to the American Red Cross, approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed in the United States every day.
“We organized this blood drive as part of our ongoing effort to give back to our community,” Stafford-Ortega said.
Stafford-Ortega said the blood drive will take place in front of the McSwain Building on the main campus in Peachtree from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
If you would like to donate blood on April 19, please contact Stafford-Ortega at 835-4208, or visit the Student Engagement Office/Marketing Department in the McSwain Building, Room 109 to make an appointment.
To expedite the process further, ask about FASTpass. FASTpass gives you an opportunity to fill out all the paperwork prior to your appointment and bring it with you or present a QR code to the nurse from your smart phone.
For more information about the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Tri-County Community College, log onto www.tricountycc.edu.
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