Drives can be scheduled from 3 to 6 hours long with 10 donors being accommodated per hour.
An appointment sheet and promotional materials will be sent out one month prior to your blood drive.
University of Oregon Blood Drives
Lane Blood Center in conjunction with the University of Oregon Blood Drive Association (UOBD
A) partners with Lane Blood Center to host blood drives on campus. These drives are held monthly during the school year and all students are welcome to participate whether as a donor, volunteer or moral support. The UOBDA provides a great volunteer opportunity for all students to make a habit of saving lives!
Due to current EMU construction, UO blood drives are currently held in several locations in campus, including Lillis Plaza and the Law School. Appointments aren’t necessary but are encouraged.
During November, The UOBDA hosts a 5-day drive in honor of the annual Civil War Blood Drive. This competition began in 2001 and has become a huge statewide tradition of saving lives at the start of the school year.
For more information about U of O blood drives or to volunteer at a drive please email [email protected]
High School Blood Drives
Lane Blood Center is constantly searching for people who have never donated blood. The blood center must find these donors to replace those who stop donating for many different reasons. The ideal new donor is a person who is just starting out in his or her adult life and who will make blood donation a regular part of that life. The Lane County high schools are an obvious target for recruiting this particular group and LBC has been conducting blood drives at these schools for many years. However, even though turnout at many schools increased dramatically when the minimum donating age was dropped to 16 (as permitted by Oregon state law), some other schools were producing meager results.
To allow more students to donate, Lane Blood Center has acquired equipment that allows us to set up blood drives in one large room. Many area high schools are now holding drives in their gymnasiums. The new set up allows as many as 100 students to participate on one day. To learn more about scheduling a blood drive at your school contact Trudi Illingworth at [email protected] and Evan Bates at [email protected].