BYU-Idaho Radio · The American Red Cross in Idaho Falls promotes a blood drive at BYU-Idaho

The American Red Cross in Idaho Falls looks forward to holding a blood drive on BYU-Idaho’s campus this semester.

Angela Ragan, the account manager for the Donor Relations Department for the Red Cross in Idaho Falls, says BYU-Idaho is a strong supporter of their blood program. The university holds multiple-day blood drives every semester.  

This semester’s blood drive will be on Feb. 22-24 and March 2-3. It will be held on Court 2 in the BYU-Idaho Center from 10 a.m. to 4 pm.  

“We need donors to come out every day. Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion,” Ragan said. “So anyone that is able to, I highly encourage you to come out, spend an hour, get some cookies and help save up to three lives.” 

The Red Cross in Idaho Falls is also commemorating Black History Month with the theme “Black Excellence is in Our Blood.” This theme will honor the legacies of people in our history who made contributions to the American Red cross’ lifesaving mission.   

Blood donations from individuals who are Black help the Red Cross meet the transfusion needs of patients and those with sickle disease. For this reason, the Red Cross is teaming up with the National Pan-Hellenic Council and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to rally blood donors. 

To participate in the blood drive at BYU-Idaho, search and enter the sponsor code “BYUID.”