Sept. 20, 2001
Vol. 21 No. 1

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    University Hospitals encourage blood donations

    By Carrie Golus
    News Office

    In the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks, the University Hospitals encourage members of the University community to donate blood. The blood donation center is located on the fifth floor of the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, 5758 S. Maryland Ave. Donors should call 702-6247 for an appointment. Some walk-in appointments will be available.

    The blood collected at the hospitals will be used here, not sent to New York. However, increased blood resources at the hospital will mean less demand for blood from the Red Cross, so more will be available for the New York rescue efforts. There also will be a campus-wide blood drive in late September.

    Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. People with HIV, cancer, heart problems or insulin-dependent diabetes are ineligible. Because of the risk of mad cow disease, people who lived in Britain for more than six months between 1980 and 1996 also are ineligible. For more information on eligibility, call 702-6247.