CORVALLIS - Oregon State University's summer blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, in mobile donation units on the east side of the Memorial Union Quad.

Mobile units have limited space and appointments are required. Walk-in donors are usually turned away, said Douglas Tracy, Red Cross spokesman. To schedule an appointment, call 541-766-8670.

Blood drives are held four times a year on the OSU campus, said Tracy.

"Oregon State University is the biggest drive we have in the Northwest Region," Tracy said, though blood drives are held regularly throughout the area. Donors unable to attend the campus session can call the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to locate the nearest blood center or drive.

Red Cross Pacific Northwest Regional Blood Services serves 90 hospitals in more than 30 counties in Oregon and Washington. Giving blood takes less than one hour. Donors must be healthy, at least 17 years old, and weigh 105 pounds or more.

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Douglas Tracy, 503-284-0011