UP Regional Blood Center hosts campus blood drive


GIVE BLOOD – The UP Regional Blood Center needs YOUR BLOOD. Come donate tomorrow outside Jamrich Oct. 14, or find another time. There is currently a critical need. Photo courtesy of LuAnn Hunt/Unsplash

Ryan McChesney

The UP Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive on NMU’s campus.  The blood drive will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 outside of Jamrich Hall. Any and all blood types are welcomed. 

The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for B Negative, O Negative, A Negative, and A Positive blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock and Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. 

Rachel Heath, Coordinator for Blood Collections, is wishful that students will step up to the plate and make an effort to diminish the blood shortage the U.P. is facing. 

“There is a huge need for a younger generation of donors as the elderly are no longer capable to donate their blood,” Heath said. “Besides, it gives you a sense of doing something good in the world.”

Life is full of the unexpected. Whether it’s an unfortunate car accident and you or someone you know is in need of a transfusion or something less life-threatening and more embarrassing such as cracking your head open while shotgunning a few too many Miller Lite’s here at college, you never know when you or someone you know will be in need of a blood transfusion. 

 “On behalf of myself and the UP Blood Center, we hope to see you out there,” said Heath.

For more information, contact the Blood Center at (906) 225-4610.