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Marlboro, VT—Marlboro College will host a community Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, March 10 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Persons Auditorium. The Blood Drive is open to the entire community, and all are welcome. This is the first blood drive in the local area, and the Red Cross hopes that the Marlboro College location will become the site for a community blood drive on a regular basis.

“Marlboro College is thrilled to be part of this win-win situation,” said Nancy Pike, dean of students. “The Red Cross has been searching for a central location between Brattleboro and Bennington. Marlboro College is always looking for ways to give back to the broader community.”

To give blood for transfusion to another person, you must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the last 56 days. "Healthy" means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, "healthy" also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.

Other aspects of each potential donor's health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and blood count (hemoglobin or hematocrit) are measured. The interview is confidential.

You must bring a picture ID (or two non-picture IDs) with you.

The Red Cross Blood Drive is open to the community. For more information, contact Nancy Pike, Marlboro College Dean of Students, at (802) 258-9238. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro is a Colleges That Change Lives college.

 

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