Herkimer College will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, April 20th, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, located in the Robert McLaughlin College Center.
Those who give blood will receive an exclusive Red Cross and PEANUTS t-shirt.
The American Red Cross is asking donors to consider a Power Red Cell donation for blood types O Negative, O Positive, A Negative, or B Negative, but all blood types are essential. Power Red Cell donation resembles a regular blood donation, except a special machine is used to allow you to donate two units of red blood cells during one donation while returning your plasma and platelets safely back to you. As of October 2022, the new minimum height requirement for females to be eligible for a Power Red donation has changed from 5’5 to 5’3.
To schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit redcrossblood.org.
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. Donors are also encouraged to sign up for RapidPass to complete the pre-screening process from home. Sign-up can be found at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass.