EPCC blood drive to continue on all campuses

 The 2016-17 at EPCC blood drive, which hosts United Blood Services, will continue on all EPCC campuses through Nov. 8.


This year's goal is to exceed 2,392 of donations.

Blood donations will be required from EPCC’ students, faculty and staff as previous years to continue being the region´s #1 blood donor. 

The United Blood Services has been a non-profit community blood center since the year 1943. 

This community not only offers blood to its patients as well as plenty hospitals, but it also provides blood products throughout the United States such as needles, syringes, pint bags, among other blood essentials. 

Donating blood is not only beneficial to the person who gets it but to the donor as well. Because it may help the patient´s recovery process and it helps the donors by reducing their risk of cancer and damage to their pancreas, reduce obesity, and improve their cardiovascular health. 

Blood drive services will be traveling among the El Paso area making a stop at all EPCC´s campuses.


The first stop was held at Mission del Paso on Oct 4 to 6.


Last week on Oct 11 and 12 it was located on the Northwest Campus from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside the Dean´s office. 

Blood drive will be present at Valle Verde Campus from Oct 17 to 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. making an exception for Oct 19 and 20 staying until 7:30 p.m. outside the Cafeteria Annex. 

The last EPCC campus offering these services will be Rio Grande starting Oct 25 to the 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the cafeteria. 

The Administative Services Center will also have the blood drive on Nov 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room for all those who missed their chance to donate.


Donors will be tested to prove if it is convenient for them to donate blood or if it will have repercussions to their health.


Donors will receive a donor card with their blood type just in case they have an emergency, an ID will be requested at the time of donating. 

A donor can save up to three lives by donating at least one pint of blood.


If by any chance the donor is afraid of donating at any of these locations, United Blood Services has two locations at El Paso. 

1338 North Zaragoza Rd on the East side, and 424 Mesa Hills on the West side of the county.


No appointment is required. 

For more information contact Dr. Ron Stroud at ext. 6740 or 877-827-4376.


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