Tuesday September 25, 2007

Armed Services Blood Drive

The University of Dayton will host a campus and community blood drive in support of the Armed Services Blood Program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 in O'Reilly Hall.

Sponsored by UD's ROTC and Pershing Rifles groups in partnership with the Armed Services Blood Program, the drive is open to anyone in the community. All blood donors will receive a free T-shirt and refreshments after their donation.

According to blood drive coordinator P.J. Sullivan, a pint of blood from one donor can save up to three lives.

"The UD community is always supportive of the ROTC and in the past has supported the American military at large," said Sullivan, an ROTC student.

Last spring, ROTC, Pershing Rifles and the Armed Services Blood Program, which transports blood to the troops, held their first blood drive.

"Giving blood is a great way to show solidarity with the troops," Sullivan said.

Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. For more information, call 937-229-3326.