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Red Cross blood drive set for Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • February 25, 2014 9:00am

Cal State East Bay is hosting a blood drive Wednesday (Feb. 26) on the Hayward Campus to benefit the American Red Cross. The Red Cross will be taking blood donations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the New University Union.

"(While) all appointments are filled, (others shouldn't) feel like they can't donate blood," said Cheryl Berganos, American Red Cross blood donation coordinator. "Walk-ins are welcome anytime between 11 and 4."

Berganos said that the need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in the community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every two to three seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime, according to the Red Cross.

California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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