October 16, 2023

Homecoming blood drive slated for Oct. 23-26

Kacey Heidbrink, a junior from Beatrice, listens to instructions while donating.
Craig Chandler | University Communication

Craig Chandler | University Communication
Kacey Heidbrink, of Beatrice, Nebraska, listens to instructions while donating Oct. 27, 2020.

Huskers can do something really simple to make a big impact — donate blood.

The homecoming blood drive is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Nebraska East Union Great Plains Room; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 in blood mobiles on the Nebraska Union's Memorial Plaza.

This campus event is the largest annual blood drive in Nebraska. ASUN is partnering with both the Nebraska Community Blood Bank and Red Cross. Donors and volunteers can start signing up at 8 a.m. Oct. 16 through the ASUN website, but walk-in donors will also be accommodated.

The university community has donated 3,300 pints over the past five years during the homecoming blood drive. When someone makes a whole blood donation, that donation helps three people and is broken down into three parts — red blood cells, plasma and platelets — which become life-saving treatments for three different patients.

Learn more about the homecoming blood drive here.