Southeast Holding Greek Week Blood Drive March 1-4

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 24, 2009 – The American Red Cross will hold a Greek Week Blood Drive March 1-4 at Southeast Missouri State University.

The drive is scheduled for 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 1; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. March 2-3; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 4. The drive is being held in the University Center.

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.