OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU hosts annual winter blood drive Feb. 19-22

02/13/2007

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s annual four-day winter blood drive is scheduled for Feb. 19-22 in the Memorial Union Ballroom on campus.

The blood drive, sponsored by the OSU Blood Drive Association and the American Red Cross, will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

While the majority of donors are OSU faculty, staff and students, the public is welcome and encouraged to attend and donate. No appointments are necessary, but can be made by going to http://www.givelife.org.

OSU holds a blood drive each fall, winter and spring term. The university blood drives are the largest in the Northwest, typically collecting more than 3,000 units of blood for hospitals.

Anyone unable to attend the OSU blood drive can contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to locate the nearest blood center or drive.