Each month, UMMC holds an open blood drive so that you can support our medical community.
There are many reasons to give--someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds and one donation can save up to three lives — but really, it is the right thing to do, and you will walk a little taller each time you donate.
At UMMC, we use more than 36,000 units of blood a year. Every blood drive is greatly needed.
Check out the information below, then reserve a time for the next drive and bring a friend. All UMMC employees receive 1,250 Positive Points, part of our new Reward and Recognition Program, for donating. Email Katey Leiter with any questions.
Who Can Give Blood
Requirements for Donating Blood
- Be in generally good health.
- Be at least 17 years old.
- Weigh at least 110 pounds.
- NOT have gotten a tattoo within the past year.
- NOT have donated blood within the past 56 days.
- See all requirements.
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