Southeast Holding Greek Week Blood Drive March 2-5

Photo of a blood drive sign.

The American Red Cross will hold a Greek Week Blood Drive March 2-5 at Southeast Missouri State University.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 18, 2008 – The American Red Cross will hold a Greek Week Blood Drive March 2-5 at Southeast Missouri State University.

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

All donors who attempt to donate blood will receive a complimentary T-shirt.

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.