A blood donation can save three lives: Give at Lone Star College-University Park

Lone Star College-University Park, in conjunction with the Methodist Hospital System, will host a blood drive event on April 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 13, 2nd Floor.

According to the American Red Cross, one of the most cited reasons for donors to give blood is they “want to help others.” Each donation can help save up to three lives, since a pint of donated blood is a source of red cells, platelets and plasma. And, blood donation is a simple process that only takes 30-45 minutes.

Students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community at least 17 years of age and weighing a minimum of 110 pounds are encouraged to give blood. Bring a personal photo ID (i.e., state issued driver’s license or ID, passport, military ID, work ID, school ID, green card or work visa). Be hydrated, eat a sensible meal two to four hours prior and be in good overall health. Eligible donors will receive a T-shirt.

LSC-University Park is located at 20515 SH 249 (249 and Louetta Road), Houston, Texas 77070.

LSC-University Park is the sixth LSCS campus located in the former Compaq Computer’s world headquarters complex. The 71-acre campus houses four university partners, a charter high school, several business partners, Lone Star Corporate College and the LSC Energy and Manufacturing Institute. Under the first President, Shah Ardalan, LSC-University Park’s vision is to be nationally recognized as the model for the innovative college of the 21st century. In just two years, LSC-University Park’s Invitation-2-Innovate (i2i) has resulted in many local, national and global recognitions, including one patent for the Education and Career Positioning System. The campus is located at the corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta Road across from Vintage Park. For more information about LSC-University Park, call 281.290.2600 or visit LoneStar.edu/UP.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.