blood drive

May 02, 2022

SIU blood drive May 3 offers incentives for donors

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The SIU School of Medicine and its Class of 2025 are sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, in the Renaissance Room at the Student Center and donors will receive e-gift cards and have the chance to win a camper.

Visit the Red Cross blood drive website to sign up for a timeslot to donate blood. Enter the ZIP code 62901 and click on “Southern Illinois University Carbondale Student Center.”

Suburban Propane is providing $10 e-gift cards, good at the merchant of the donor’s choice, for all who donate blood, and donors are also eligible for a drawing to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight people. See for details.

People can also call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit and enter SIUC to schedule an appointment.