We Want Your Blood

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GU Donors and the Zeta Psi Fraternity are sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12 in McShain Lounge (inside of McCarthy Hall).

The whole process takes about an hour in four quick steps: medical history, mini physical, donation and snacks!

Here are some reasons you should donate blood:
1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives
There is no substitute for human blood
In America, someone needs blood every two seconds
1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood
The average blood transfusion requires 2.7 pints of blood

Here are a few blood fun facts:
Red blood cells live for 120 days in the circulatory system
Blood makes up about 7% of your body’s weight
Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s organs and tissues
White blood cells engulf and destroy pesky bacteria
Blood can be fresh stored for 42 days or frozen for up to a year

View the Facebook event here (make sure you are logged in). To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter keyword GEORGETOWN, or call 1-800-REDCROSS. If you have any questions you can email giveblood@georgetown.edu or call 1-866-236-3276.

Sources: http://www.bloodcenters.org/blood-donation/facts-about-blood-donation/, www.redcrossblood.org

Photos/Gifs: dealerportal.autotrader.co.uk

Sara Carioscia

Sara Carioscia

Sara is a senior majoring in Classics and Biology. Right now she's probably eating ice cream, competing in a triathlon or annoying her roommates. Her favorite foods are Pho and M&Ms. One time she made Jason Bateman laugh.
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