Cornell lacrosse hosts 13th annual Dream Factory blood drive this Thursday

Cornell University men’s and women’s lacrosse players are hosting their 13th annual blood drive on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. The drive kicks off the 2018 “Save the Day” campaign for the Dream Factory of Central New York.

Cornell lacrosse players at a past Dream Factory blood drive. 14850 file photo.

Blood donations usually drop off during the winter months, but the need for donated blood is often higher. Regular donations of all blood types are needed, but type O negative donations are especially helpful. O is the “universal donor;” that blood type can be given to nearly any patient. At this drive, blood donors with O-, O+, A-, or B- blood types can opt for a Double Red Cell donation, which can help even more recipients.

Donors always get a snack and something to drink to begin replenishing their fluids and blood sugar levels, and Cornell lacrosse players will be on hand to greet donors and help with the drive.

The Dream Factory of Central New York helps to improve the lives of sick children. For more information or to request an application for a child, e-mail centralnewyork@dreamfactoryinc.org or call 607-272-1264.

The blood drive is Thursday, February 8th, from 9am-2pm, in room G10 of Cornell’s Biotechnology Building. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. E-mail centralnewyork@dreamfactoryinc.org or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

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