September 14, 2009

Donors needed at this week’s Homewood campus blood drive

Approximately 95 percent of the U.S. population will need blood during their lifetimes or know someone who will, yet only about 5 percent give blood, a reason why donors are always needed. Fall drives are particularly important because they help replenish area blood supplies depleted over the summer.

A Homewood campus drive is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 17, in the Glass Pavilion. To set up an appointment, go to or contact John Black at or 410-516-0138.

All participants will receive a Red Cross tote bag plus coupons for discounts to local businesses. Donors also can earn donation-based points to exchange for exclusive NASCAR racing gear and collectibles by joining the Red Cross Racing program; to join the Johns Hopkins University team, go to and enter team code TY527JO.