Blood Drive: Today at Library
The American Red Cross will hold
a blood drive today, Tuesday, January 13, from 10 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m. in the Dietrich Reading Room of the Van Pelt-Dietrich
Library. Right now, there is a critical need for blood, so
if you are eligible to donate, please do so. If you have
any questions about eligibility, check out the American Red
Cross, website, www.pleasegiveblood.org.
A reminder for first-time
must weigh at least 110 pounds. You will want to "iron-up'
about a week before donation by eating foods rich in iron,
poultry, red meat, green leafy vegetables or raisins. Increase
your intake of fluids (they ask you to double it) the day before
donation. And please, eat a meal before you donate (breakfast,
lunch--not just a carrot or a banana). If you have received
a tattoo within the last year, you are not eligible to donate.
You cannot be taking an antibiotic currently to donate blood.
If you have traveled outside the U.S. recently for more than
three months, or have any other questions about donation, you
can call me (215) 451-4363.
Try the new online registration at, www.Penn.givesblood.org, so please
sign up. Walk-ins are also welcome.
-- Evalyn B. Gelhaus, Serials
Dept., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library