UO will host a blood donation event to help with shortage

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The blood supply in the Eugene/Springfield area is critically low, and UO community members can help out by donating blood at an upcoming campus event.

Bloodworks, which provides blood to all area hospitals, will be on campus Oct. 19 to accept donations. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement of Gerlinger Annex.

Donations are by appointment, and members of the campus community can schedule an appointment online.

Donors will have a chance to win an Apple HomePod Mini with a year of Apple Music or a Fly Away Music Weekend. All donors will receive a $10 digital Starbucks card.

The blood drive is also part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.