The 2019 Homecoming Blood Drive Collected 1074 Pints!


Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to donate and/or volunteer at the 13th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive. We collected an amazing 1074 pints of blood, which helped save over 3,000 lives! With only 38% of the population being eligible to donate blood, it is imperative that all eligible donors do so.

Thank you for your selfless donation and for giving a little bit of yourself so that someone else can live healthier and longer.

 

Quick Facts!

  • Donate - donating 1 pint of blood takes an average of 8-12 minutes.
    • Use Sponsor Code: appstate
  • Donate Power Red - twice as many red blood cells but get your plasma and platelets back! 
    • Use Sponsor Code: appstate
    • To donate red power you must meet the following requirements
      • People assigned female at birth: 5'5'' and 150 pounds 
      • People assigned male at birth: 5'1'' and 130 pounds
      • O positive, O Negative, A Negative, B Negative blood types
  • Volunteer (2.5 hour shift[s])
  • Super Volunteer (5 hour shift[s]; train short-term volunteers and manage a specific area of the Blood Drive)
    • to express interest in being a Super Volunteer, email blooddrive@appstate.edu.
       

Other Eligibility information can be found here.

The Appalachian State Homecoming Blood Drive routinely ranks as one of the largest single day, single site blood drives in the country! 

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.  Blood is needed for emergencies and for people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell anemia, and other illnesses. Some people need regular blood transfusions to live. While over 50% of the population is able to donate, less than 5% of the eligible population actually does.  Currently, blood donors are the only source of blood for those in need; there is simply no substitute for blood. 
 

For Student Competitions:

  • Each person MUST SIGN OUT at the blood drive, with their AppCard, after their volunteer shift or donation experience so credit goes to their club/organization for participating in a Homecoming event.
  • For individual group/organization members to actively participate, each member must register individually to donate blood or volunteer at the Blood Drive.

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