BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College will host a “Bleed for the Cure” blood drive on April 25 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in partnership with Susan G. Komen West Virginia and the American Red Cross. The event is sponsored by Bethany College’s Pre-Health Professions Club and Pre-Health National Honor Society (Alpha Epsilon Delta) members and will be held in the private dining rooms of Benedum Commons.
The Red Cross reports that approximately 18 percent of the blood they collect is transfused to people with cancer. “Bleed for the Cure” brings together the efforts of the Red Cross, Susan G. Komen, and caring individuals to save lives in more ways than one. The goal for this drive is to reach 65 donors, and through the “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” promotion, all donors will receive a free pint of Hershey’s ice cream while supplies last.
Blood donors must be generally healthy, and cannot have donated blood within the last 56 days. A full list of eligibility requirements and further information about the American Red Cross and blood donation may be found at www.redcrossblood.org.
Pre-registration for “Bleed for the Cure” is strongly encouraged to decrease wait times. To register, donors may email Red Cross representative Tanner Coles at Tanner.Coles@redcross.org with their name and the time they would like to donate, or register online at: http://www.redcrossblood.org/promotions/greateralleghenies/bleed-cure-susan-g-komen-blood-donor-promotion.
Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.