Phi Theta Kappa Blood Drive

The Beta Delta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is co-hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross, to supplement the local blood supply next week on the date and time listed below.
 
Tuesday, April 17th,  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Quad area by the cafeteria, Menifee Valley Campus, 28237 La Piedra Rd., Menifee, 92584
 
We hope you will consider supporting your community by donating blood during college hour next week and by making your students aware of this opportunity.
 
 
If you have already donated with American Red Cross before then you should be able to login but if you haven’t then you will have to have to register to become a member using the link on the right side of the webpage.
 
Also, to learn more about the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society at Mt. San Jacinto College please see the message at the end of this email.
Information about the blood donation process is listed below. Please note - wait times may vary depending on the number of donors and volunteers present on the day of the event.
 
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: A minimum weight of 110lbs is required. It is important that you are in good health the day of the drive. Most medications are ok. For further eligibility questions, please visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.
 
THE DONATION PROCESS: Making a donation of life-giving blood should take less than one hour. American Red Cross takes a brief medical history, checks your blood pressure, pulse, temperature and your body's iron level. Only sterile, sealed and completely disposable materials are used once and then safely discarded.
 
REGISTRATION Sign in with the receptionist and complete a brief health history questionnaire (approx. 15 minutes).
 
MINI-PHYSICAL Take a "mini-physical" to review your medical history, check your blood pressure, pulse rate, body temperature and iron levels (approx. 15 minutes).
 
BLOOD DONATION Your blood is drawn by a skilled medical professional, using new, sterile and disposable materials. (approx 15 minutes).
 
COOKIES AND JUICE FOR ALL! You're already done! Enjoy cookies, drinks and healthy snacks while relaxing in the canteen area.
 
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU DONATE BLOOD? Your body quickly replenishes any blood that you donate. In fact, a healthy adult can donate whole blood every 56 days - or approximately 8 weeks. Plasma can be donated as often as once a month. Platelets can be given every 2 weeks up to 24 times each year. When you give through automation, also known as apheresis, you may be able to save more lives more often.
 
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU: When donating blood, please be sure to bring a current photo ID, preferably a valid Driver License. If you don't have one of these, another
form of ID with your photo on it is necessary.
 
WHAT TO EAT BEFORE DONATING BLOOD: Before making a blood donation, you should eat at your regular mealtimes and drink plenty of liquids. You might also increase your consumption of "iron rich" foods a few days before making a blood donation because only donors with good iron levels are able to give the gift of life.
 
If you would like further information about this event please contact the Phi Theta Kappa office at 951-487-3276. Thank you for your support!
 
ABOUT PHI THETA KAPPA, the international honors society for students of academic excellence is a student-driven organization that arranges academic and community service events throughout the year including blood drives, film/lecture series, environmental awareness events, and holiday food and toy drives.
 
Phi Theta Kappa offers several benefits to students interested in transferring to four-year universities including over 3-million dollars worth of scholarship money each year. PTK members can build up their resumes with community service accomplishments, attend regional and international leadership conferences, network with some of the 400 active and alumni members of our chapter, and wear special regalia at graduation. If you are interested in learning more about this honors society, please contact one of the advisors listed below. Phi Theta Kappa represents an incredible opportunity for students to make a difference on their campus and in their community, and we hope you will consider joining for next year!
 
For more information contact:
 
Christina Yamanaka, PTK Faculty Advisor, at 951-487-3522 or cyamanaka@msjc.edu
 
or
 
Nick Reeves, PTK Faculty Co-Advisor, at 951-639-5735 or nreeves@msjc.edu