The Morrison Institute of Technology (Morrison Tech) student government is urging local residents to participate in its blood drive on March 22.
The blood drive will be held on the Morrison Tech campus at the Administration Building’s Parkinson Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People can donate blood, which typically takes about an hour, or take part in a Power Red donation in which red blood cells are collected but plasma and platelets are returned to the donor. Power Red donors must have A negative, B negative or O blood types and should set aside approximately 90 minutes.
The event is part of the National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge, an initiative started in 2009 to honor Chavez and promote health education, health careers, civic service and save lives.
The Morrison Tech blood drive is organized in partnership with the American Red Cross and the Migrant Students Foundation.