American Red Cross Blood Drives
There is no substitute for human blood. Blood donors at high school and college blood drives account for as much as 20 percent of donations during the academic year. It is the responsibility of the community to maintain a safe and adequate blood supply. It is only with your help that we are able to save lives each day.
As the season of giving approaches, consider helping build the supply so that someone in need receives an opportunity to spend another holiday with family and friends.
Listen to Marquita Gaines, a sickle cell patient from Greenbelt, MD.
All eligible donors are urged to schedule a blood donation appointment for Tuesday, November 12 or Wednesday, November 13 on the Homewood campus, Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion.
Join Callie Rogers, Mathieu Boulad, and Anthony Kwan, student volunteers for the American Red Cross Corps and Alpha Phi Omega, and take the Hopkins Hero Pledge. Heroes will be invited to the inaugural caping ceremony in the fall.
- Learn more about the importance of donating to sickle cell patients (video)
- Sign up to volunteer at a blood drive.
- Check eligibility criteria and for tips on preparing for your next blood donation.
Who Runs the JHU Homewood Drives?
In addition to the paid Red Cross staff members who handle the blood collection, students, staff and retirees volunteer their time to publicize and staff Homewood drives.
The Office of Work, Life and Engagement coordinates the Homewood drives.
The university student service groups listed below provide most of the volunteers who publicize and staff the Homewood blood drives; Hopkins ROTC also sends volunteers and recruits donors.
JHU Red Cross Corps publicizes and promotes the blood drive among the JHU student body and provides volunteers as needed for the drives.
Alpha Phi Omega student service co-ed fraternity publicizes the blood drives, pre-registers donors at tables throughout the campus, and recruits student volunteers to help run the drive.
Find the nearest Hopkins drive and schedule an appointment.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions hosts drives on Bayview, East Baltimore, Hopkins at Eastern and Mt. Washington campuses.
Giving your time helps save lives. Thank you!