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University of Iowa News Release

March 29, 2006

Pharmacy Students To Hold Blood Drive April 5

University of Iowa College of Pharmacy students will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Banker Student Activity Center in the Pharmacy Building.

To participate, donors must be in good general health; at least 17 years old; weigh at least 110 pounds; be cold symptom-free for five days; have eaten a meal at least four hours before donating; and have a photo ID.

To make an appointment, contact Graziela Kalil or Erica Long by e-mail at graziela-kalil@uiowa.edu or erica-long@uiowa.edu. Registration also is available online at www.uihealthcare.com/bloodcenter. For questions regarding eligibility, call the DeGowin Blood Center at UI Hospitals and Clinics at 319-356-2058.

The event is sponsored by the UI chapter of the American Pharmacists Association's Academy of Students of Pharmacy.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu.