Lone Star College-University Park to host blood drive

Lone Star College-University Park, in conjunction with the Methodist Hospital System, will host a blood drive at the college Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 12, 2ndFloor.

In addition to providing life-saving blood to patients, the drive will also help fund scholarships for deserving students at LSC-University Park. 

 “The Methodist Hospital’s main branch uses approximately 4,000 blood components a month,” said Olivia Duffey, recruiter for The Methodist Hospital Blood Donor Center” Typically, Duffey added, blood donations drop around the holidays. “With the holiday season right around the corner, it is important for The Methodist Hospital to keep blood on its shelves for patients,” said Duffey.

It only takes 30-45 minutes to donate blood. All eligible students and faculty are encouraged to participate. Donors must bring a personal photo ID (i.e. state issued driver’s license or ID, passport, military ID, work ID, school ID, green card or work visa); be at least 17 years of age; weigh a minimum of 110 pounds; be hydrated prior to donating; eat a healthy meal two to four hours prior to donating; and be in good overall health. Eligible donors will receive a T-shirt.

LSC-University Park is the newest LSCS campus and includes one of the two LSCS university centers. The campus is located at the corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta Road across from Vintage Park. For more information about LSC-University Park, call 281.290.2600 or visit LoneStar.edu./UP.

With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.