Blood Drive to be Held Aug. 28 at Southeast

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 24, 2009 – Residence Life and Delta Chi are sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive Aug. 28 at Southeast Missouri State University.

The drive is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will take place in the fireplace lounge of  Towers Complex.

Healthy individuals who are at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more are eligible to donate blood.  Sixteen-year-olds with written permission from a parent or guardian are also eligible to donate.  Federal regulations require whole blood donors to wait 56 days between donations.  Platelet donors can donate as many as 24 times a year.  To schedule a blood donation appointment, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit www.americanredcrossblood.org.  Donors should remember to bring positive identification, which they will be asked to present before donating.