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Greek Week blood drive to be held at MU

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 4:49 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The 23rd annual MU Greek Week blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 10 through 12 at the MU Student Recreation Complex.

MU students, faculty and all community members who want to schedule an appointment can go to the American Red Cross website or donateblood.com, or call 1-800-733-2767(1-800-RED CROSS).

For more information, people can email GWBloodDrive@gmail.com, or follow the MU blood drive on Twitter and Facebook.

Donors must be in general good health, with a minimum weight of 110 pounds and must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a completed parent consent form, according to the American Red Cross. All blood types will be accepted.

Donors are required to bring a blood donor card or driver's license to the drive.

The goal of this year's drive is to collect about 2,000 units of blood, according to a blood drive news release. Last year, 1,700 units of blood were collected.

Everyone who is willing to donate will receive a free T-shirt.

Here's a look at some other blood drives coming up in April:

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at Columbia Mall, 2300 Bernadette Drive
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at MFA Inc., 201 Ray Young Drive

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Moberly Area Community College, 601 Business Loop 70 W.

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 29 at Scared Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust St.
  • Blood donors can also go to Columbia Blood Center at 1511 S. Providence Road
    from Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment, call 1-800-448-3543 or 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

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Danny Haszard March 22, 2012 | 11:14 a.m.

Thanks for posting vital info.
I was a Jehovah's Witness for 33 years and now a regular Red Cross blood donor with my 'blood buddy' girlfriend.
Jehovah's Witnesses blood transfusion confusion
Jehovahs Witnesses take blood products now in 2012.
They take all fractions of blood.This includes hemoglobin, albumin, clotting factors, cryosupernatant and cryopoor too, and many, many, others.
If one adds up all the blood fractions the JWs takes, it equals a whole unit of blood. Any, many of these fractions are made from thousands upon thousands of units of donated blood.
Jehovah’s Witnesses can take Bovine *cows blood* as long as it is euphemistically called synthetic Hemopure.
Jehovah's Witnesses now accept every fraction of blood except the membrane of the red blood cell.
JWs now accept blood transfusions.
The fact that the JW blood issue is so unclear is downright dangerous in the emergency room.
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Danny Haszard

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