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Prospective donors sought for Red Cross blood drive

The Alfred University (AU) Athletic Training Club will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 30 from noon to 6:30 p.m. in the Ade (Dining) Hall lobby, on the north end of campus. The drive is open to the community and donors can sign up online at

Donating blood this time of year provides a great service to the Red Cross with a regular drop in blood donations after the holidays, noted Kathy Woughter, AU vice president for Student Affairs. The cold weather this winter has also forced some blood drive cancellations. 

Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. Intended donors are urged to drink plenty of fluids on the day of the donation, wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that are easy to roll up, eat iron-rich foods prior to donation day, and bring a list of prescription/over-the-counter medications that you are currently taking or are in your system. Students should also bring a student ID.

All donors will receive a pint of Hershey’s ice cream courtesy of AU campus food service AVI Fresh and Hershey’s. 

For more information or to volunteer during the blood drive, please contact Woughter at