To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Washburn University School of Law is joining forces with the American Red Cross for the We Challenge “U” Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the first floor commons area, Law School building, Washburn campus. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge “U” T-shirt, while supplies last. To make an appointment to donate or for more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
College and high school blood drives account for as much as 20 percent of donations given through the Red Cross. The We Challenge “U” program encourages college students to get involved in the community by organizing blood drives and recruiting friends and faculty to give blood during difficult winter months.
Prior to donating blood, donors will register, complete a brief health history screening, and have their blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature and iron level checked. The entire donation process takes about an hour, but the actual blood donation takes about 10 minutes. Refreshments are provided at the end of the donation process.
Phi Alpha Delta Law fraternity is sponsoring the drive. For more information about the Red Cross, visit redcross.org.
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153