Be a Donor at Red Cross Blood Drive at MHCC

The public is invited to participate in a Red Cross blood drive, April 28 and 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Mt. Hood Community College’s Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The drive will be held in the Jazz Café, Room AC2059, and is sponsored by Associated Student Government (ASG).

To make an appointment to donate, please call ASG at 503-491-7224. Drop-ins welcome. Parking is free on all MHCC campuses.

Facts about Blood Needs

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately three pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
  • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
  • Sickle cell disease affects more than 70,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
  • More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatments.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.

For more information about blood donation, please visit redcrossblood.org.

For more information, media professionals may contact the Office of Community Engagement 503-491-7204 or news@mhcc.edu.

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