Friday, November 18, 2005

Central Blood Bank will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 30, for a blood drive.

Central Blood Bank provides the blood supply for Fairmont General Hospital. Every unit of blood donated can help save up to three individual lives.

"Our last blood drive in September was very successful," said Laurie Johnston, Director of Student Activities. "We are asking for your help again to ensure that there will be enough blood available as we approach the holidays. These blood donations save lives."

The blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Turley Center Ballroom. Those who would like to donate blood should sign up in advance to make an appointment. Sign ups will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, on the first floor of the Falcon Center or can be made by calling (304) 367-4705. Walk-ins will be accepted.

Those donating blood should eat and drink the night before and the morning of the blood drive and should bring their driver's license, social security card or birth certificate with them.

The event is sponsored by Fairmont State Student Government and the Central Blood Bank.