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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.

All eligible donors are urged to schedule a blood donation appointment for Tuesday, April 15 or Wednesday, April 16 on the Homewood campus, Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion.

Join Brian Boyle, JHU graduate student, and take the Hopkins Hero Pledge.

JHU graduate student on helicopter pad wearing cape

Brian has a very personal connection to blood donations. “Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. On July 6, 2004, I was one of these people. The foundation of my recovery was the result of 36 blood donors who I never met, nor will I ever have a chance to know. What I do know is that the short amount of time they spent to donate blood gave me a lifetime. For the nearly 5 million people who receive blood transfusions every year, donations can make the difference between life and death. I am living proof. Every day since I left the hospital, I have focused on showing my gratitude for the life I have been given and the people who have helped me throughout my journey.”

Video Story: The Gift of Life (use Internet Explorer or Firefox to view)

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!