Prevent Blood Shortages: College Blood Drives
This past summer the American Red Cross faced a critical shortage of blood due to low donation levels and depletion of supplies. We can all do our part to assist in the collection of blood that is a vital resource to people nationwide. College and university students that are willing and able to donate, both their time and blood, need assistance to facilitate the process. Students do not have much time to search or travel to other locales to donate. Campuses can do their part by hosting monthly blood drives on mobile units near dorms or student unions thereby providing students an opportunity to contribute this much needed resource. Including incentives (provided by the host campus) will attract other students who have never donated before and will create a larger donor base and repeat donors.