NORTH LIBERTY– The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Gerdin Conference Rooms.
In an average week, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics patients need nearly 600 units of blood products. One pint of donated blood can help save the lives of several people.
To be eligible to donate blood a person must, be 17 years old or 16 with parental consent; weigh at least 110 pounds; be cold or flu symptom free for five days; pass a mini-physical and medical history inquiry; have a photo ID; know Social Security or Driver’s License number; drink fluids and have a meal prior to donation; bring a list of current medications; and bring a list of places visited outside the U.S. within the last three years.
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
Sign up online at www.uihealthcare.org/bloodcenter.
Under online sign up headquarters click on University of Iowa blood drives.
Contact the UI DeGowin Blood Center at 319-356-2058 with any questions.