American Red Cross Blood Drive

Please mark your calendars for May 22nd! SGA will be hosting a local blood drive from 10 am til 2:30 pm in room 19-113.  Donors can make an appointment by calling Susan Long at 659-0418 or by contacting The American Red Cross.  Learn more at: www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass
 
SGA will continue to reward donors with the "5 Alive" incentive program. Donors who donate five out of six times will receive a gift!
 
According to the American Red Cross, there are six steps to donating:
 
"The first step is donating.
 
Do you know what happens after your blood is collected?
 
Step 2: Processing by American Red Cross:  At our processing center, information about your donation is scanned into a computer database.  Most whole blood donations are spun in centrifuges to separate it into transfusable components: red cells, platelets, and plasma.  Plasma may be processed into components such as cryoprecipitate, which helps control the risk of bleeding by helping blood to clot.  Red cells and platelets are leuko-reduced, which means your white cells are removed in order to reduce the possibility of the recipient having a reaction to the transfusion. Each component is packaged as a “unit,” a standardized amount that doctors will use when transfusing a patient."
 
 
Thank you always for your support!
 
MTCC SGA