July 6, 2009

Faculty, staff donations needed at July 14 Homewood blood drive

Blood donations from faculty and staff are particularly needed at the Homewood campus drive on Tuesday, July 14, in the Glass Pavilion, which is run by the office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs.

Vacation schedules and school closings mean that fewer people have time to give blood during one of the busiest times of the year for local emergency rooms. The summertime absence of undergraduates who account for up to 80 percent of Homewood donations during the academic year makes the need that much more critical for donors from the rest of the Johns Hopkins community.

Online pre-drive registration is encouraged and helps ensure adequate staffing levels, though walk-in donors are also welcome. Appointments are available from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Schedule information and links for registering online are available at http://hr.jhu.edu/fsrp/outreach/blooddrive. Appointments can also be made by contacting drive coordinator John Black at jblack1@jhu.edu or 410-516-0138.

Donors will receive a gift and discount coupons for local businesses. By joining the Red Cross Racing program, donors also have the chance to earn donation-based points to exchange for exclusive NASCAR racing gear and collectibles.