The DeGowin Blood Center is looking for donors to come and save a life from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in the Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1). Successful donors will receive the new “BElieve THEre is GOOD in the world. DONATE BLOOD.” long-sleeved shirt! If you are eligible, please help support the transfusion needs of the patients at UI Hospitals & Clinics, including UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Sign up for an appointment at uihc.org/degowin or call the DeGowin Blood Center at 319-356-2058. With prior authorization from your supervisor, employees are allowed up to one hour for whole blood and two hours for platelet donations without reduction in pay or benefits.
General donor information
Donors must bring a photo I.D. when they donate.
Be in general good health
Be at least 17 years old or 16 with special consent
Be cold and flu symptom free for 5 days
Eat a full meal within four hours of donation
Drink plenty of fluids before donating
It is recommended to increase the amount of salt in your diet the day prior to donating.
Weigh at least 110 pounds
Bring a list of current medications.
Bring a list of places visited outside the U.S. in the past three years, including travel dates.