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Blood Drive Leads UCR Relief Efforts

Blood Drive Initiates UCR Hurricane Relief Efforts

Blood donors needed to help campus’ Hurricane Katrina relief efforts

(September 23, 2005)

Blood donors sought.

Blood donors sought.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — — The University of California, Riverside has scheduled a blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 29 to initiate its two-day relief efforts benefitting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Students, staff, faculty and the public are urged to make appointments to give the gift of life at 11 a.m., Thursday, when two bloodmobiles from the Blood Bank of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties are scheduled to begin accepting donations in the Physical Plant corporate yard. The bloodmobiles are scheduled to stop accepting donations at 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call Linda Gryniuk at (951) 827-3029.

Eighty percent of blood drive donations and collected food, clothing and cash will benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina, with 20 percent going to support the local operations of the Red Cross, the blood bank and the Salvation Army.

Cardboard containers will be placed throughout campus, to collect non-perishable food and clothing for the Salvation Army. The containers will be set up at the beginning of the workday Thursday and will remain until the end of the workday Friday. Drop-off locations include:

  • the lobby of Hinderaker Hall,

  • the lobby of the University Extension Center,

  • the Student Life office, 145 Costo Hall,

  • the University corporate yard, next to the bloodmobiles on Thursday and in the parking lot on Friday — large items can be dropped off at this location only and

  • the Service Plus Credit Union lobby in University Village.

UCR Staff Assembly members will host a collection booth during the campus Block Party, where donations of food and clothing for the Salvation Army and cash for the American Red Cross will be accepted. The Block party will be held in from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday in front of Aberdeen & Inverness Residence Halls.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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