In a traditional blood donation, donors give whole blood–which consists of red cells, plasma and platelets. With the automated process called double red cell donation, donors can give just red cells–but two units of red cells–and that's the component of blood that is in the greatest demand.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, to be eligible to donate double red cells:
Scheduling an appointment for double reds can be done by clicking on specially marked (*) drives.
|Wed 05/22||10 AM — 4 PM||214 Business Building|
|Wed 05/29||10 AM — 4 PM||Pasquerilla Spiritual Center|
|Thu 06/06||10 AM — 4 PM||Bryce Jordan Center room E*|
|Fri 06/07||10 AM — 4 PM||109 Walker Building*|
|Fri 06/14||10 AM — 4 PM||HUB, Alumni Hall*|
|Mon 06/17||10 AM — 4 PM||Borland Building*|
|Wed 06/19||9 AM — 3 PM||Milennium Science Complex*|
|Mon 06/24||10 AM — 4 PM||Technology Center, Innovation Park|
|Thu 06/27||12 PM — 6 PM||Pollock Commons*|
|Fri 07/12||10 AM — 4 PM||Nittany Lion Inn*|
|Thu 07/18||10 AM — 4 PM||Kunkle Lounge, Hammond Building*|
|Mon 07/22||10 AM — 4 PM||HUB, Alumni Hall*|
|Tue 07/23||10 AM — 4 PM||HUB, Alumni Hall*|
|Wed 07/24||10 AM — 4 PM||HUB, Alumni Hall*|
|Fri 07/26||12 PM — 6 PM||Indigo*|
|Mon 07/29||10 AM — 4 PM||Keller/Mateer Building, 117 Mateer|
|Tue 07/30||10 AM — 4 PM||214 Business Building|
|Thu 08/01||10 AM — 4 PM||Pasquerilla Spiritual Center*|
|Mon 08/05||10 AM — 4 PM||HUB,129 room A, B, and C*|
|Tue 08/06||10 AM — 4 PM||Blue Band Building*|
|Wed 08/07||12 PM — 6 PM||Pollock Dining Commons*|
|Thu 08/08||10 AM — 4 PM||109 Walker Building|
|Fri 08/09||10 AM — 4 PM||Bryce Jordan Center room E*|
|Tue 08/20||10 AM — 4 PM||Outreach Building Lobby, Innovation Park|
|Tue 08/27||10 AM — 4 PM||Hintz Family Alumni Assoc.*|
|Wed 08/28||10 AM — 4 PM||Stuckeman Family Center*|
|Thu 08/29||9 AM — 3 PM||Milennium Science Complex|
* Double Red Cell donations locations
Sign up to donate blood from the links above, or schedule an appointment to donate blood. Can't find where the blood drive is? Click here for a map of campus. Want to blog about your blood donation? Then click here to do so!
Curious about the blood giving process? Check out our flyers here and here. Also be sure to check out our Power Point presentation that we show every year to new SRCC members about donating blood, which can be found here, to learn more about donating blood and some facts about blood donations!
Do you have feedback for the Student Red Cross Club about your blood donation experience? Good or bad, we'd love to hear from you. We won't ask for your name, just your experience. If you'd like to give us your feedback, please go here. Thanks!
This Novemember is our 19th annual PSU-MSU Blood Donor Challenge and Alpha Epsilon Delta Blood Cup! The PSU-MSU blood donor challenge is a friendly competition between Penn State and Michigan State to see who can collect the most blood during three weeks in November. We have won 12-6. The slogan for this year is "You are capable of great things...donate blood, save lives!"
During the same time as the PSU-MSU Challenge, we have the AED Blood cup, which is a friendly competition within organization/clubs at Penn State. There are three categories: Large group (50+ members), small group (less than 50), and Greek orgs. Any successful donor can sign the blood cup book for their club or another club at the canteen. Winning groups get bragging rights and a Blood Cup Trophy!
Aside from the free pizza and free t-shirt given out to every presenting donor, we will also be giving away lion cash, certificates to local restaurants and stores, etc.
Be a presenting donor during one of our blood drives ranging from September 5 to October 23 and be entered into a drawing for our Red Cross "Bleed Blue" Donor of the Game package. The game package includes tickets for the 2012 Temple, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Wisconsin games. You'll also be entered to win autographed balls from Coach O'Brien, Coach Washington, and Coach Chambers! Schedule an appointment to donate blood today! You can schedule an appointment at the top of this page.
Join the Red Cross and THON at our THON Blood drives which run from December though THON Weekend. For every presenting donor, $4 will be donated to THON and credited to the organization of your choice. Come out and donate FTK!
Curious to see how many donors your organization has credited to it? Check it out here.
Beginning this March, we will be challenging Ohio State to a blood battle similar to how we challenge MSU in November. It will be a friendly competition to see who can collect more blood. The competition will run from March into April, and both schools will schedule 1300 units of blood. We are currently 1-1 with the Buckeyes. The winning school will not only get bragging rights in the Big Ten, but possibly in the nation! Make sure you donate!