GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 28, 2019) — Bob Jones University will host its semi-annual Blood Connection Drive beginning today through Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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.
“We want to do our part to address the shortage of blood donations in our region,” said Bradley Shepard, a senior business administration major from East Hartford, Connecticut, who serves as BJU’s community service council director. “The Blood Connection staff have worked with us each semester to give students an opportunity to donate at a convenient location on campus.”
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 $20 Wal-Mart gift card.
Students, alumni and members of the public interested in donating blood are encouraged to eat iron-rich foods (i.e. meats, spinach, and broccoli), properly hydrate, and eat a good meal prior to participation.