Knox Blood Drive
April 12, 2021 2:00pm
Contact: Neil Golterman
April 12 at 2 - 6 pm in Lehman Hall at Knox
We’ve had a blood drive every 8 weeks since August 2020. This matches the current rules about how often donors are allowed to donate blood.
View the pdf of poster for more info
Appointments are encouraged!
Who benefits from blood donation?
At Versiti Blood Center of Illinois, formerly Heartland Blood Centers, we never forget the patients who receive the blood we collect. Every unit of blood is collected from volunteer donors who meet specific criteria and have been screened according to strict guidelines. Every unit (pint) is collected, transported, tested and stored according to tightly-controlled procedures.
Examples of transfusion needs are:
- Cancer: up to 8 units/month
- Bone Marrow Transplant: up to 2 units/day
- Liver Transplant: up to 100 units
- Auto Accident: up to 50 units
- Cardiovascular Surgery: 2-25 units