Blood drive Oct. 31 in DSC

JORDAN BAIRD
Staff Writer

The KC Chemistry Department is hosting a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Devall Student Center Ballroom.

In order to donate, students, faculty and staff must weigh at least 120 pounds, be 18 years old and be feeling well that day.

Snacks will be provided before and after the donations by the Blood Center or East Texas, but a good meal is recommended before donating.

Depending on the weight and blood type of the person, the blood bank may ask an individual to donate plasma, whole blood or red blood cells.

Some of those types of donations, such as plasma, may take longer than a typical blood donation.

The blood and plasma donations are delivered to the Blood Center of East Texas, which supplies blood and plasma to six East Texas counties in this area.

For more information and to learn a quick way to find out your blood type contact Jennifer Chilek, Chemistry instructor, at JChilek@kilgore.edu.