The Department of Public Health Education is asking the community, along with all NCCU faculty, staff, and students, to donate blood at the blood drive, which is taking place in the Alfonso Elder Student Union from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, and Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Patients fighting sickle cell disease may require regular blood transfusions to avoid a health crisis. There is currently a critical need, and if we don't collect more blood, medical procedures will have to be postponed.
Please call 919-530-6422 to schedule an appointment or get the Red Cross Blood Donor App, join the North Carolina Central University team, and complete the Rapid Pass to decrease wait time. You may also schedule your appointment at any time by visiting redcrossblood.org/make-donation and using the sponsor code "NCCU." Walk-ins are welcomed!
To have a successful donation, bring a photo ID, drink plenty of water, and avoid tea and caffeinated drinks. Also, make sure you eat iron-rich foods such as lean meats, whole grains, and leafy green vegetables along with vitamin C-rich foods such as citrus fruit.
For additional community service hours, come out and join the bone marrow and/or organ donor registry and get education about sickle cell disease and donating cord blood.