ODU to Host Blood Drive on March 26

Red Cross Blood Drive


Columbus, OH Ohio Dominican University (ODU) is excited to partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on March 26. The drive is open to faculty, staff and students, and will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center’s Fireplace Lounge, located on the University’s main campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

The blood drive will accept walk-ins; however, appointments are recommended. You can make an appointment by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and typing Panthers in the field labeled “Sponsor Code.” 

Those who donate during the event will receive a $5 gift card to Subway. 

ODU Graphic Design students and their instructor, Joshua Bodman, produced posters to promote the blood drive. You can view their submissions here 

Blood Drive Facts (Source: American Red Cross) 

  • One pint of blood (a single donation) can save as many as three lives. 
  • Every two seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion. 
  • Donors can give blood every 56 days. 
  • Five million patients in the United States need blood every year. 
  • Less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood. 
  • Platelets, which are critical for cancer patients, have a shelf life of only five days. 

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive, four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,600 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 45 majors as well as 11 graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.