On Monday, June 27th, the University of Central Florida will host its largest blood drive yet with twelve OneBlood Big Red Buses lined through Bright House Networks Stadium.
At 11 a.m. students and community members can begin to donate blood in approximately 500 appointment slots, with additional appointments open to platelet donations.
Two weeks earlier, on June 12th, loss of life in downtown Orlando led thousands of Central Florida residents to show up to local blood banks, often waiting in line in upwards of 4 hours. At UCF, dozens of students queued in front of a OneBlood bus in the Student Union Plaza to donate, with appearances from UCF president John Hitt, SGA president Chris Clemente, Knightro, and the UCF men’s basketball teams.
Knightro and the UCF cheerleaders will be at the stadium in a show of support to those that attend.