UNM-Gallup Blood Drive

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Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

UNM-Gallup MLT Program will be hosting a life-saving event: Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (9:00AM to 2:00PM) at Gurley Hall Commons Area.


Please help our community by donating blood or recruiting donors. There is always a need for blood and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and every pint of blood you donate can save up to 3 lives! Who can donate? Here are the basic requirements for blood donation:

  • Must be at least 16 years old (16- and 17-year-olds must bring a signed permission form from a parent or guardian, please see attached minor donor permit).
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Be in good general health.
  • For your safety and to ensure a positive donation experience, make sure you eat within two hours ahead of your donation. Drink plenty of water that day and 24 to 48 hours beforehand. Feel free to help yourself to something to eat and drink in our refreshment area.
  • Bring your ID—something with your name and one of the following: date of birth, donor ID number or your photo.
  • You must wait eight weeks between whole blood donations. Learn more about specific intervals for other types of donation.
  • You should not be under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs at the time of donation.

Reminder to blood donors:

  • Please bring a valid picture ID, eat a good meal and drink plenty of water.
  • To avoid long lines, please make an appointment here: https://www.bloodhero.com/index.cfm?group=op&expand=869311&zc=87301
  • Walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly recommend that you make an appointment.

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