Give Life at the Annual Blood Drive, Feb. 23
Give Life at the Annual Blood Drive, Feb. 23

The need is critical. Roll up a sleeve and help replenish the blood supply. Someone's life depends on it.


Friday, February 23, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CT-20, Carey Hall

Schedule your appointment. Sponsor code: Gilman (case sensitive)


Faculty, staff, alumni and parents are welcome to donate. Please read below for criteria for student donors.

Criteria for donation:

  • Must weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with written parental consent; consent forms available from Mr. Fitzgibbon)
  • Must not have donated blood in last 56 days
  • Have not received a tattoo or body piercing in last 12 months.
  • Must be in generally good health
  • Must not be taking certain drugs. For more information, please call American Red Cross at 1-800-272-0024.

If giving blood, on the day of donation:

  • Eat regular meals as normal
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Double up on fluids 24 hours in advance and the day of donation
  • Limit caffeine intake
  • Be able to list names of prescription medicines
  • Be able to list any foreign nations visited in the last 12 month
Save time and streamline your donation experience! On the day of your appointment, visit on the day of your donation to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions.

For questions on eligibility please call Donor Services at: 1-866-236-3276.