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UTSA hosts blood drive, cancer screenings

By Adi Pavlovic
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(April 28, 2006)--UTSA Student Health Services will host a three-day blood drive and marrow registration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 1 to Wednesday, May 3 in the University Center parking lot at the UTSA 1604 Campus.

Additionally, the UTSA Pre-Med Society and Student Health Services will host skin cancer screenings on "Melanoma Monday" from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 1 at the blood drive site next to the University Center. There will be free sunscreen, skin care samples from Mary Kay cosmetics, cold drinks and prizes at the skin care wheel. Read more about skin cancer.

According to blood drive representatives, collecting blood over the summer is the hardest time to get people to donate. Because South Texas patients use more than 500 units of blood daily, UTSA students, faculty and staff to give blood and help the community. Donors will receive a Spurs t-shirt, pizza, Hot Tamales candies and will be entered in drawings for gift cards from Chili's, L&M Bookstore and more.

Donors must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. Donors should not eat for at least 4 hours before donating and should drink plenty of fluids. A photo ID is required to donate.

Additional event sponsors are UTSA Army ROTC, SHADES, Student Health Advisory Committee and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center.

For more information contact Kathy Ceresoli at (210) 458-4142.

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