FOREST CITY, IOWA, February 2, 2018 – Waldorf University will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, February 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Atrium on campus. The public is invited to participate.
According to the American Red Cross that is sponsoring the drive, by donating blood, individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the nation.
“We’re very proud that Waldorf hosts a blood drive each year,” said Mary Mathiasen, Waldorf University’s director of health services. “Our students, faculty and staff participate in this worthwhile cause, and we invite members of our surrounding communities to also come donate.”
To donate, simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800.RED CROSS (800.733.2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 year of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Waldorf University
Based in Forest City, Iowa, Waldorf University is a liberal arts institution that delivers engaging learning experiences through innovative residential and online instruction while providing students associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates in organizational leadership, criminal justice, fire science, theater, education, biology and more. Visit Waldorf.edu to learn more.