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American Red Cross Blood Drive and Marrow Donor Registry Drive

Southern Vermont College (SVC) will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, April 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Everett Mansion’s Burgdorff Gallery. Donors are required to be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. According to the American Red Cross, one blood donation can save up to three lives. The College invites and encourages community members to participate in the Blood Drive.

Also on April 13, the College will host a Marrow Donor Registry Drive in Burgdorff Gallery from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors must be between the ages of 18 to 44. The mission of the Marrow Donor Program is to “save lives by delivering cures to people diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers through marrow transplants.” According to the Marrow Donor Program at Rutland Regional Medical Center, more than 14,000 patients are in need of this transplant.

For more information or to volunteer at the Blood Drive, contact SVC’s Civic Engagement Coordinator Maria Francese at 802-447-6328 or mfrancese@svc.edu. Individuals may contact the American Red Cross directly at 800-RED-CROSS or redcrossblood.org to sign up to donate blood. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information in the Marrow Donor Program, contact Kerry Ellis at Rutland Regional Medical Center at 802-747-8667 or kellis@rrmc.org.

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