GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 2, 2017) — Bob Jones University will host its semi-annual Blood Connection Drive beginning today through Friday, Oct. 6, from 11:45 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. Blood Connection buses will be located adjacent to the Alumni Building near the Wade Hampton Boulevard entrance.
“By donating blood, students have the opportunity to serve people they may never meet and potentially save multiple lives,” said Hope Henry, a senior music education major from Woodbridge, Virginia, who serves as BJU’s community service council director. “Much of today’s medical care depends on a steady supply of blood from healthy donors, and as a student body, we can play a huge part in helping the Greenville community.”
The Blood Connection will be taking donation appointments. Donors who sign up for an appointment are given priority; however, setting up an appointment is not required. Each donor will also receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card.
Students, alumni and members of the public interested in donating blood are encouraged to eat a good amount of iron-rich foods (i.e. meats, spinach, and broccoli), drink a lot of water, and eat a good meal the day they are donating.