Red Cross Announces April Blood Collection Challenge

Students, faculty and staff needed to help collect 300 units

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A. Sue Weisler

The Red Cross plans three blood drives on campus this month, including April 20 in the Student Development Center and April 28 and 29 in Fireside Lounge.

RIT is recognized as a leader among academic institutions across the Northeast in supporting the American Red Cross blood program. According to the Red Cross, the university has achieved a 104 percent increase in blood collection over the past five years.

Students, faculty and staff have a unique opportunity to showcase RIT’s commitment to saving lives as part of the April Blood Collection Challenge, which targets members of Rochester’s higher education community.

“We are very excited to announce the partnership between RIT and the University of Rochester, who are working collectively to collect 600 units during the month of April,” says Dustin Hilton, American Red Cross account manager.

Both schools are charged with collecting at least 300 units each during the month of April. To make it happen, RIT has scheduled three campus blood drives including 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 in the Student Development Center and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 and 29 in Fireside Lounge.

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