The Department of Public Health Education is asking the community, along with all NCCU faculty, staff, and students to donate blood at the Summer Blood Drive taking place in the Alfonso Elder Student Union from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Please call 919-530-6422 to schedule an appointment before Friday July 19, or get the Red Cross Blood App, join the North Carolina Central University team, and complete the Rapid Pass to decrease wait time. You may also schedule your appointment at any time, by visiting using sponsor code ‘NCCU’.

Volunteers working at the drive can still get training by contacting Catherine Smith-Gwinn or Dr. Seronda Robinson. Volunteers must attend the mandatory training. Training will be held on Tuesday, July 16, at 10am in the Alfonso Elder Student Union in room 144.

To have a successful donation, bring a photo ID, drink plenty of water, avoid tea and caffeinated drinks. Also, make sure you eat iron-rich foods such as lean meats, whole grains, and leafy green vegetables along with vitamin C-rich foods such as citrus fruit.

For additional community service hours, come out and join the bone marrow and/or organ donor registry and get education about sickle cell disease and donating cord blood.

When: July 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm -5:30 pm
Where: Alfonso Elder Student Union


Dr. Seronda A. Robinson
Public Health Education
Phone: 919-530-7965