K-State Blood Drive receives 244 donations in first two days

Catara Hardy, a American Red Cross nurse, draws a blood from a volunteer Kevin Thompson during Red Cross fall blood drive at K-State Union on September 25, 2017 (Saya Kakim| Collegian Media Group)

The American Red Cross is currently hosting its semesterly blood drive in various locations around the Kansas State campus from Sept. 25 – 28.

Jan Hale, Red Cross communications manager for the central plains region, said the K-State Blood Drive received 244 pints of blood in the first two days. However, they are still 70 pints behind expectations at this time. The total goal for the four-day event is 550 pints from students, staff and faculty.

The K-State Blood Drive is incentivizing donations by giving all donators a coupon for a free haircut from Sport Clips. The Red Cross is requesting donations of all blood types to maintain a diverse supply for patients in need.

The following locations and times are open for one-pint donations as part of the K-State Blood Drive:

On Wednesday, donations will be accepted in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and in Putnam Hall from 1 – 7 p.m.

On Thursday, donations will be accepted in the Student Union from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in donating blood can make an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767 or visiting RedCrossBlood.org.

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