UTEP, TTUHSC El Paso, NMSU, EPCC and DACC Unite to Encourage Community Blood Donations
Last Updated on June 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Originally published June 19, 2020
By UC Staff
EL PASO, Texas – The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), New Mexico State University, El Paso Community College and Doña Ana Community College are uniting efforts to encourage the community to donate blood and save lives.
A combined goal of 100 pints of blood is set for a two-day blood drive that will take place on the UTEP and TTUHSC El Paso campuses.
The blood drive will take place from noon to 6 p.m., June 25 and 26 at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center on the UTEP campus and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., June 25 in Academic Education Classroom 221 on the TTUHSC El Paso campus.
“It’s great to see UTEP and all other universities working together to assure there is blood on the shelves for the community we serve; it’s truly amazing!” said Martin Gomez, donor recruitment manager at Vitalant. “Blood should always be there waiting for patients. Patients should never have to wait for the blood.”
To ensure that blood donors are in a safe environment that upholds local health ordinances and social distancing protocols, appointments made in advance are required. Appointments can be made at vitalant.org (search for sponsor code “UTEP” or “TexasTech”) or by calling 877-258-4825. Blood donors are required to wear face coverings during the drive.