It’s a bloody good time

LifeShare to hold blood drive in the Tiger Center


Savannah York

Senior Zane Moore relaxes and the United Blood Services technician prepares to tap his vein.

Dimitrius James and Travis Williams

Story by Caroline May, in-depth editor

The blood drive hosted by LifeShare Blood Centers will be held in the Tiger Center today and tomorrow from 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Volunteer blood donors must be 16 or older and in good health. If the student is 16, they must bring the Minor Donor Permit signed by a parent when they donate. There are height and weight restrictions for donors, as well. Donors must show an ID containing given name and one of the following: birth date, blood center assigned donor or photo. Students must pass the physical and health history examination given prior to donation. It is highly suggested to eat a healthy meal as well as drinking 16 ounces of water 10-30 minutes before donating. Refreshments will be provided for students where they must stay at least 15 minutes following the donation.