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Blood Drives

The need is constant ... The American Red Cross needs to collect approximately 1,000 units of blood each day to meet the needs of patients and area hospitals.

Go with the flow and take a break from your day to help save lives - one donation can save up to three lives.

All eligible donors are urged to schedule a blood donation appointment for drives on the Homewood campus, Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion.

Blood Donations Helped Save His Life

Brian Boyle, JHU graduate student, 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.”

graduate student on helicopter pad wearing cape

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Donating Blood


Who Runs the JHU Homewood Drives?

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement coordinates the Homewood blood drives. In addition to the Red Cross staff members who handle the blood collection, students, staff, and retirees volunteer their time to publicize and staff Homewood drives.

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions hosts drives at Bayview, East Baltimore, Johns Hopkins at Eastern, and Mt. Washington. Find the nearest blood drive.

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 blood drives among the JHU student body and provides volunteers as needed for the drives.
  • Alpha Phi Omega student service co-ed fraternity publicizes blood drives, pre-registers donors at tables throughout the campus, and recruits student volunteers to help run the drives.

Updated 6/6/2018