Welcome to the Iowa State
University Blood Drive
Fall Blood Drive 2013
October 7th - October 10th
10am to 5pm
Monday - Thursday
-- Great Hall, Memorial Union--
Here's the volunteer link for Fall Drive 2013! May the odds be ever in your favor.
20 Gallon Story
Louise originally started donating blood in 1958 when she was working at a small town church in Nebraska and the
community held blood drives nearby. She completed her first gallon- 8 donations, in Nebraska and was always trying
to recruit donors to the blood drives by letting them know that it was, " A good thing to do, and it didn't cost
anything." She then moved back to central Iowa in 1962 and this was around the time she started donating at
Iowa State, so if the dates add up correctly she would have been around for some of the early years of blood donation.
She recalls that the drive were not always held in the Union originally they were over in MacKay Hall. She reached the
20 gallon mark (160 donations) in blood donation, before having to stop for medical reasons but she says,
"I gave as long as I could, and hope others do the same."
It’s stories like these that should remind us how important our donations are.
Iowa State is home to one of the largest student run Blood Drives in the nation. Each Fall and Spring Blood Drive we bring in thousands of student, faculty, and community members which in turn saves hundreds or lives.
Did you know every blood donation has the potential to save three lives!
Iowa State's Blood Drive organizes an annual Fall and Spring Blood Drive here on campus. The drives are held in the Great Hall at the Memorial Union.
Volunteers are a huge aspect in ensuring that every drive runs smoothly. Over 800 volunteers are needed the week of the drive! Please visit our volunteer page if you have any more questions or would like to volunteer.
Thanks for your interest in Blood Drive. If you have any questions or comments please email