Immaculata University Holds Spring Blood Drive for Sickle Cell Disease
On Thursday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Immaculata University holds its annual spring blood drive for Sickle Cell Disease in Alumnae Hall on the University´s campus. To register, call 610-647-4400, ext. 3500 or go to www.pleasegiveblood.org/donate (enter sponsor #2021). Registrations are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome.
Sickle Cell is a disease that affects an estimated 70,000-100,000 Americans. It occurs in about one out of every 500 African American births. From 1989-1993, there was an average of 75,000 hospitalizations due to Sickle Cell Disease in the United States, costing approximately $475 million. Blood donations help since blood transfusions are one of the main treatments for Sickle Cell Disease. Regular blood transfusions help reduce recurrent pain crises, risk of stroke and other complications. If you are African American and donating blood, ask to receive a blue tag to ensure that your blood donations help a Sickle Cell patient.
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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