14th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive

Tuesday, September 22nd
Holmes Convocation Center

Free parking pass for River St. deck for first 100 donors who need one


Make a blood donation appointment today!

Fill out THIS FORM to reserve your appointment slot.


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 donate blood, organize, plan, promote, and facilitate this life-saving event.  

Quick info and Press Release

  • 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

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 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 at the Blood Drive.
Together, We Can Save Lives...
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Blood Drive Quick Links

Questions?  Email blooddrive@appstate.edu.

Donor Eligibility

Double Donor Eligibility

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International travel: Still have questions regarding International Travel, call 866-236-3276

Other common questions

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