June 5, 2008
YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE!
Celsis In Vitro Technologies, a techcenter@UMBC company, is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, June 5th from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at 1450 South Rolling Road, in the Main Seminar Room.
The American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood. This is a very slow time of the year for blood donations so every pint matters even more. Donating blood this semester could mean the difference between life and death for as many as three people. Your time and donation really do count. And many of thousands of people are counting on you. You truly can make a difference.
Please contact Tim or Amanda today to select your time slot for Thursday. They can be reached at 410-455-1242. For more information about Celsis In Vitro Technologies visit the website at http://www.celsis.com/invitrotechnologies.
To give blood for transfusion to another person, you must be healthy, be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the last 56 days. "Healthy" means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, "healthy" also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.
Other aspects of each potential donor's health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and blood count (hemoglobin or hematocrit) are measured.