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The next American Red Cross blood drive at USI will be Tuesday, June 26, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Carter Hall. It is sponsored by USI Staff Council and Administrative Senate.

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. In the summer, especially around the July 4th holiday, there’s a decrease of blood donations because people go on vacation and there are not student/school-based drives. However, the need for lifesaving blood never takes a vacation.

Make your appointment online at In the “Find a Blood Drive” box, enter “USI Eagles” to visit the online registration page. Walk-ins also welcome.

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Tips: Before Your Donation

  • Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as red meat, fish, poultry, beans, spinach, iron-fortified cereals and raisins.
  • Get a good night's sleep.
  • Drink an extra 16 oz. of water or nonalcoholic fluids before the donation.
  • Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries or ice cream before donating. (Fatty foods can affect the tests we do on your blood. If there is too much fat in your blood, your donation cannot be tested for infectious diseases and the blood will not be used for transfusion.)
  • If you are a platelet donor, remember that your system must be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation.
  • Remember to bring your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of ID.

Email if you need assistance with scheduling your donation appointment.

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