Academic department to sponsor blood drive

contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News
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Give blood April 23.

KALAMAZOO—Students, staff and faculty will have an opportunity to donate blood from 11 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Activities Therapy Building on Western Michigan University's Oakland Drive Campus. The Military Science and Leadership department is organizing the drive.

Donors can sign up at (code: wmu), but registration is not necessary in order to participate.

The Red Cross will also be collecting double red cell donations, a procedure that takes slightly longer and has some different donation requirements than standard blood donations. Jen Fisher, Red Cross blood drive coordinator, says "Right now there is a great need for O-, A- and B- in the double red but … we always need all blood types."

For more information, contact Cris Obreiter, military science, at (269) 387-8120 or