Division of Student Life

Blood Drives

SEEDS partners with the American Red Cross to host four blood drives throughout the year.

On-campus blood drives are listed on Reed’s events calendar and are open to Reed students, staff, faculty, and the broader Portland community. All drives run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Kaul Auditorium. You can register in advance with the American Red Cross: enter the sponsor code REEDCOLLEGE.

Many people find it difficult to make it to the Red Cross to give blood unless there is a national emergency. But smaller emergencies happen every day for which patients require blood to support a treatment that could save their lives. 

Not sure if you're eligible to donate blood? Review eligibility requirements here.

Facts Shared by the Red Cross

  • The American Red Cross supplies blood to 3,000 hospitals across the country.
  • The need for blood is great—on any given day, approximately 38,000 units of red blood cells are needed.
  • Approximately 5 percent of the eligible population in the United States donates blood.

Questions? Contact SEEDS.