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Pratt Blood Drive

November 28 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

1st floor of Willoughby Hall, in the "No Name Café"

Pratt is hosting our first post-pandemic Blood Drive one week from today, Monday, November 28th, 3pm to 9pm on the 1st floor of Willoughby Hall, in the “No Name Café” (off the lobby, past the piano).

The need for blood donors in New York City is always high, so all donors have an immediate impact!

You don’t need an appointment ahead of time, even if you’ve never donated before.

Donating a pint of blood takes around 45 minutes, including signing up once you’re there, a mini-health screening, and the donation process. (Bring a State-issued ID with you.)

You can also bring your phone and headphones, and when you’re done there’s juice and cookies!

Most importantly, one pint of blood can help three people in need, from someone having surgery, to a cancer patient, to a new born baby.

We continue to encourage our community members who are unable to donate to send/bring a friend for an “Ally Donation” on your behalf. (Potential blood donors may be ineligible to give blood for a variety of reasons, including gay men, due to a US FDA ban from 1983.)

For a good article about Ally Donations, click here: https://www.studlife.com/news/2015/04/06/ally-blood-drive-encourages-discussion-around-fda-ban/

For updated eligibility requirements for all kinds of donors, and a Covid/Vaccination FAQ, click here: https://nybloodcenter.org/donate-blood/become-donor/can-i-donate-blood/

Please consider donating next Monday, November 28th, from 3 to 9pm. You can bring a friend and/or send an ally donor too.

Thank you for your support of this great cause, and best wishes to you and your family and friends over the Thanksgiving Break this week!