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Help save lives by donating at MTSU’s first fall 2017 blood drive

This 2016 file photo shows the crowd of donors and American Red Cross workers at an MTSU blood drive inside the Campus Recreation Center. MTSU's first blood drive for fall 2017 is set for Monday, Sept. 11, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Buidling. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

With recovery still underway in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the potential for more deadly devastation as Hurricane Irma rages across the Caribbean toward Florida, lifesaving blood donations are once again in demand.

MTSU’s Red Cross Club and the Department of Health and Human Performance are urging the campus community to help by conducting a blood drive Monday, Sept. 11, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Tennessee Room of the university’s James Union Building.

This 2016 file photo shows the crowd of donors and American Red Cross workers at an MTSU blood drive inside the Campus Recreation Center. MTSU's first blood drive for fall 2017 is set for Monday, Sept. 11, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Buidling. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

This 2016 file photo shows the crowd of donors and American Red Cross workers at an MTSU blood drive inside the Campus Recreation Center. MTSU’s first blood drive for fall 2017 is set for Monday, Sept. 11, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Buidling. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

A campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap. Off-campus donors can obtain a special one-day permit at www.mtsu.edu/parking/visit.php.

Donors can make an appointment now for Sept. 11 by visiting http://rdcrss.org/2wqQD27 or using the new “American Red Cross Blood” app, available at http://ow.ly/S39Ke or by texting “BLOODAPP” to 90999.

Click on the American Red Cross button to get the new blood donation app.

MTSU community donors can save more time by completing the required health questionnaire online on Sept. 11 with the Red Cross’s “Rapid Pass,” accessible at www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass via desktop or laptop computer, tablet or mobile phone.

“The first on-campus blood drive of the semester is less than one week away!” MTSU Red Cross Club adviser Casie Higginbotham said in a campuswide email. “Please consider giving, as there is a critical need for blood right now.

“Also, please encourage your students to give. Perhaps a first donation here at MTSU will begin a lifetime of giving for many of our students.”

For more information, contact Higginbotham at 615-904-8274 or casie.higginbotham@mtsu.edu.

— Gina Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)


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