GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 11, 2021) – Bob Jones University will host its semi-annual Blood Connection Drive from Thursday, Feb. 11 to Friday, Feb. 12. Blood Connection buses will be located outside of the Alumni Building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
“During these unprecedented times, the need for blood has risen dramatically. With the uptick in COVID cases, hospitals lack the supplies they need to help their patients,” said BJU Community Service Council director Abbie Rocha. “We can make the difference with the little blood that we donate and be a part of someone’s COVID-19 survival story.”
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 gift card.
Faculty, staff and students 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.