MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- The American Red Cross is partnering with Kansas State University this week to host the annual Kansas State University Blood Drive.
WIBW crews spotted students donating blood at the Student Union on campus Tuesday.
The Red Cross and blood drive organizers hope to collect 700 pints of blood during the event.
Because each blood donation may help save up to three lives, 2,100 patients could benefit from the generosity of students, faculty and staff.
According to The Collegian, the campus newspaper, for the first time, K-State students will be volunteering for the blood drive through a new campus organization called the American Red Cross Club. The paper reports that the organization was started this fall and focuses on trying to promote the various aspects that are important to the American Red Cross, including blood donations. Other members of the student body are also donating blood.
Blood collected during the blood drive comes at an important time for the Red Cross, officials said. Blood supplies are still low following the summer months and donors with all blood types are needed.
Kansas State University Blood Drive locations include:
Wednesday, September 26th from 10:30 AM- 4:30 PM at KSU’s Student Union and 2:30 PM – 8 PM at Putnam Hall
Thursday, September 27th from 10:30 AM- 4:30 PM at KSU’s Student Union and 2:30 PM – 8 PM at Putnam Hall
Friday, September 28th from 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM at KSU’s Student Union
For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-8000 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.