Student Recreation and Wellness Center to Hold Blood Drive

Starting Feb. 5, students can donate blood at the Student Rec Center as part of UA’s Black History Month.


By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be hosting a blood drive Feb. 5-8 from 12-8 p.m.

The blood drive will be held in room 245, which is the classroom in the rec center, student assistant of Campus Programs Claire DeBruin said.

This is one of the many events being held by Campus Programs in support of Black History Month at UA.

Some of the general requirements for donating blood, according to the 
American Red Cross are to be in overall good health and feeling well. Also, it’s important that you haven’t donated blood in the last 56 days.

Students must be over 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood. It’s also recommended to drink extra water and eat food rich in iron before giving blood.

“Whatever your reason, the need for blood is constant and you will feel good knowing your donation can help save up to three lives,” the website said.