Donate Blood at the Tufts Blood Drive!

WHEN: Friday, May 11th, 10 AM – 3 PM

WHERE: Sackler 114

SIGN UP HERE!

Two-year-old Trenton “Trent” Simmons recently sustained life-threatening injuries after being bitten several times by a dog. He had several large lacerations to his trunk, a broken rib and a punctured kidney, which led to internal bleeding. He was transported by helicopter to a pediatric trauma center where he underwent a two-hour surgery to repair his kidney and suture the lacerations. To treat his blood loss, Trent received blood from an American Red Cross donor. His mom, Megan, recalled, “I had given blood several times in the past and never really gave it a second thought other than I knew I would be helping someone else. However, when it is your precious child laying there receiving blood to save his life, it puts it in a different perspective.”

Sign up today to make sure there is blood on the shelves for patients like Trent. Clickhere or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code TuftsUBos. All donors will be entered to win a $1,000 Home Depot gift card care of Suburban Propane!

Have you traveled outside the US or Europe in the past 12 months? You may not be eligible to donate. To check this and other eligibility questions call the Red Cross Donor and Client Support Center at 1-866-236-3276.

Save time by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment. Learn more here.

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