The blood drive is in cooperation with the Community Blood Center, which is the primary supplier of blood and blood components in the region, serving more than 65 local hospitals and medical centers.
According to a press release, blood from volunteer donors assists cancer patients recovering from the rigors of chemotherapy, car accident victims needing blood for emergency surgeries or mothers needing blood as the result of traumatic birth deliveries.
The blood drive runs from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Tower View Room, located on the third floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union on the Northwest Campus in Maryville.
Interested donors may pre-register online byand entering Maryville’s zip code. Walk-ins also be accepted.