Blood drive set for Jan. 25 to 27 on WWU campus

Western Today staff

The Puget Sound Blood Center will return to Western Washington University to conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 25, 26 and 27.

The donation location will be at the Viking Union 565 and also at the Mini Mobile at Red Square near the Humanities Building.

Volunteer donors can aid as many as three patients with only one pint of blood, and it takes 900 donors a day to fill the needed supply in the Puget Sound region alone. The success of the campus Quarterly Blood Drive ranks Western as one of the largest donor groups in the Puget Sound region.

Donors must be at least 18 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and not have received a tattoo in the last year. New and returning donors are welcome, and all are encouraged to bring friends along as well. Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating. The entire process takes less than an hour, and free juice and cookies are offered following donation. To avoid a line, come on the first day or early in the morning.

For more information on the Western Blood Drive, contact Catharine Vader at (360) 650-7557.

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 11:58am
Western Washington University student Rosalee Daughtry advertises for the blood drive outside the mobile donation station in Red Square on Tuesday, April 19, 2010. File photo by David Gonzales | University Communications intern

Western Washington University student Rosalee Daughtry advertises for the blood drive outside the mobile donation station in Red Square on Tuesday, April 19, 2010. File photo by David Gonzales | University Communications intern