OCC American Red Cross blood drive

By Yvette Miller, Reporter

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Lisa Brown, collection specialist has welding student, Parker Brinard hold his arm in the air for clotting to begin after donating blood.

Photo by: Katie Buzdor
Lisa Brown, collection specialist has welding student, Parker Brinard hold his arm in the air for clotting to begin after donating blood.

The Humanetics MCS machine collects double red cells. Double red cells are used on trauma patients.

Photo by: Katie Buzdor
The humanetics MCS machine collects double red cells. Double red cells are used on trauma patients.

On Thursday Owens Community College held a blood drive in cooperation with the local American Red Cross. From 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the SHAC was turned into a mobile blood donation site. All donors were greeted by Red Cross staff and were provided with free drinks and snacks for their participation.

Stacey Smith, speaking on behalf of Red Cross stated, “We are looking for at least 22 blood donors of all blood types.”

For those that would like to donate but were unable to do so, Smith informed

Snacks sit on tables for people after they donate.

Photo by: Katie Buzdor
Snacks sit on tables for people after they donate.

us that the Red Cross has an app that can be downloaded with further instructions or you can call 1-800-GIVE BLOOD.

In order to donate blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds, be in good health and have a picture ID.

 

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