PTK to host blood drive Feb. 5

22 January 2020

The Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Pratt Community College will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. The American Red Cross says that in the month of February, severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses can make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a sufficient blood supply. Your donation cangive hope and strength to patients in need.

A blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

Appointments to donate can be made by visiting PCC Physical Science Instructor, Trisha Jackson, or online at Walk-ins are also welcome to the event.

Phi Zeta, PCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa regularly and proudly partners with the American Red Cross to hold blood drives on campus. The Red Cross has over 130 years of experience providing humanitarian aid – including more than 70 years of supplying blood to those in need.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

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