‘Tis the season for giving … but the type of giving LifeShare is asking of the Hiram College community doesn’t require wrapping paper, bows, shopping or even money.
Hiram College is beginning a new partnership with the LifeShare this semester and beyond, starting with a blood drive on Monday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Kennedy Center. All donors will receive a $6 Chipotle gift card (while supplies last), and student donors will be put in a drawing for a $500 scholarship.
“You never really know when someone you love is going to need blood,” said Sarah Dowd, Hiram College’s service coordinator. “Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. High school and college students play an important role in LifeShare’s ability to secure blood for patients in need.”
Dowd said that the Office of Student Life decided to partner with LifeShare because of the organization’s ability to offer a positive experience to Hiram students.
Visit www.lifesharedonor.org to make an appointment to give blood on Dec. 7. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Founded in 1948, LifeShare Community Blood Services is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to providing a safe and adequate blood and component supply for patient healthcare in Northeast Ohio. The organization is guided by the philosophy that community blood donations should benefit community patients, and that blood centers must be responsive to the community that supports them. A Blood Systems Member Center, LifeShare is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks and is licensed by the Food and Drug Administration. The organization maintains four permanent neighborhood donor facilities, holds mobile blood drives and more.