Support our patients by donating blood

Did you know that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood? Or that one pint of blood can save up to three lives?

Across the nation, the need for blood donations is at an all-time high, according to the American Red Cross.

Help support UI Health Care patients this summer by donating the gift of life. If you are eligible, please consider scheduling an appointment at your earliest convenience.

You may donate at the UI DeGowin Donor Center (Elevator B, Level 2) or at one of its scheduled blood drives in July, including two this week:

  1. Science Thursday – Medical Education Research Facility (MERF Atrium)
    • Thursday, July 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  2. Corridor Corporate Games – Melrose Conference Rooms (Elevator L, Level 5)
    • Friday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To sign up or learn more, please visit and click “Start Your Donation Today” or call 319-356-2058.