Ohio University to host American Red Cross blood drives in September, October

Published: September 10, 2023 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University will host several American Red Cross blood drives on the Athens Campus in September and October.

The blood drives will be held from noon until 6 p.m. in Baker University Center Room 240/242 on the following dates:

  • Monday, Sept. 11
  • Tuesday, Oct. 3.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11.

More than 20 donors are still needed for the Sept. 11 blood drive.

The American Red Cross reports that the national blood supply has fallen by about 25 percent since early August, as donor turnout dropped on the heels of one of the busiest travel seasons on record, back-to-school activities and an already active hurricane season. 

All blood types are needed, and there is an emergency need for type O blood donors, as well as platelet donors.

Donors will receive a free American Red Cross t-shirt, while supplies last.

Individuals who would like to donate are asked to make an appointment at this American Red Cross webpage.

Walk-ins are also welcome, but individuals who walk in without first scheduling an appointment generally have a longer wait time to donate. For more information, visit the American Red Cross website.