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The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 3/30/2020 at 5:31 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.


Apply for the Homecoming Blood Drive Committee

The Appalachian State Homecoming Blood Drive is one of the largest single-day, single-site blood drives in the nation.  Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT) and the American Red Cross (ARC) depend on our students to organize, plan, promote, and facilitate this life-saving event.  The student planning committee receives support from ACT and ARC staff in all phases from planning to execution. 

As a committee member you can count on gaining skills and experience in the following areas:2019 Blood Drive Committee1
  • Event planning
  • Participant recruitment 
  • Volunteer management
  • Working on a team of dedicated individuals with a similar goal
  • Collaborating with non-profit organizations
  • Communicating across several different platforms with campus and community partners
Help save lives, build your resume and work-place skill set while creating connections with campus and community partners. 

Be part of something amazing!
Applications due on Wednesday, March 18th by 12:00 p.m.


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

Other Eligibility information can be found here.

The 2019 Homecoming Blood Drive Collected 1074 Pints!
Appalachian State Homecoming Blood Drive routinely ranks as one of the largest s
ingle 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.
Together, We Can Save Lives...
Be a Part of History

Laura Tutterow & Caroline Smith: Co-Chairs
Sarah Jordan & Jordan Lindsey: Hospitality Coordinators
Hannah Nixon & Nick Higgins: Donor Coordinators 
Maci Marsh & McCormick Grubb: Volunteer Coordinators
JoJo Tompkins: Super Volunteer Coordinator 
Lindsey Perez: Entertainment & Homecoming Coordinator 
Eden Glass: Marketing CoordinatorMacki Snyder & Opal Crace: Advisors