March 22, 2011

Blood drive is March 31 at Morris Library

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting a blood drive on March 31. The American Red Cross will be in the rotunda, on the first floor of the library, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donors can walk in or contact Heather Willis at 618/453-1446 (e-mail for an appointment. There is need for all blood types.

To give blood you must be in good general health, at least 17 years old (or 16 with signed parental consent form) and weigh at least 110 pounds. New height and weight restrictions are in place for donors younger than 19.

Donors should bring a blood donor card, a driver’s license or two other forms of identification as well as a list of any medications they are taking.

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