With many area blood drives having been shut down over
the winter due to bad weather — including one of two
days of the Homewood drive in February — the American
Red Cross has been working to maintain a three-day supply
of blood in local hospitals.
Now that spring is here, members of the Johns Hopkins
community are being asked to donate blood at this week's
Homewood campus drive, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on
Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, in the Glass
Pavilion, Levering Hall. Each unit donated can be used to
treat up to three critically ill or injured people.
Organizers say that donors will not only help make up
the difference by donating but will feel good and receive a
free limited edition T-shirt, too.
To register, stop by this page
or contact John Black in the Office of
Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or
410-516-0138. Both new and returning donors are urged to
to check on eligibility criteria, read up on preparing to
donate and see the T-shirt that participants receive.