Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) is out for blood.
ASG is co-sponsoring their first blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Armstrong Pavilion A/B. The blood collected during the drive will go to benefit 23 different partnering hospitals and health centers including McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Dayton Children’s Hospital and Fort Hamilton Hospital. The blood donated will service 15 counties in total.
Annika Fowler, ASG’s chief of staff, donated for the first-time last semester.
“I think it is a great service event that, if you are willing and able to do, it’s a great way to give back and support those in need,” she said. “It’s pretty convenient when drives are set up on campus.”
The whole donation process normally takes less than an hour. Donors will also receive a free “Donor Strong” long sleeve T-shirt upon completion.
Those looking to donate should register at www.donortime.com using sponsor code #963. It is also recommended by The Community Blood Center, that on the day of donation, donors dress comfortably, drink plenty of water, bring a list of any current medications and have a form of ID.
There are a variety of things that may prevent donors from giving blood including if they have donated in the last 56 days. Those hoping to donate should visit The Community Blood Center’s official website for more information about screening requirements.