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We are excited by your interest in the 2018 Homecoming Blood Drive website. Each year, MU, in partnership with the American Red Cross, hosts one of the largest blood drives in the world. Your donation will benefit those in need around the Columbia area and beyond. We invite all MU students, faculty, and staff along with the community of Columbia and surrounding areas, to help us make this year’s blood drive a success.

This year’s 2018 Homecoming Blood Drive will be a four-day event, held on Monday, October 8, Tuesday, October 9, Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11. The drive will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day in the University of Missouri’s Hearnes Center Fieldhouse. There will be no Deferral Day.

If this is your first time to donate, see First time? For other questions, see Donor FAQs.

Liaisons, see the Blood Drive Rulebook, then click on Liaison signups to register your members.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail at [email protected]

  • Blood Donor FAQs

    Who can donate blood? In Missouri, people who are at least 17 years of age (or 16 years of age with signed American Red Cross parental or legal guardian consent form), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good general health on the day of donation, are usually eligible to donate blood. How often…

  • First Time?

    It’s okay to be a little nervous! Just relax. Tell the health historian if this is your first time and ask as many questions you need to. The actual donation only takes about 10 minutes, but you should allow about one hour for the entire process–from registration to refreshments. Think of the blood drive as…

  • 2018 Homecoming Rulebook

    Please note that the rules listed below are for participants in the Traditions level of involvement. If you are participating in the Black and Gold, Columns, or Truman level of involvement, please consult your respective rulebook at www.mizzouhoco.com/rulebook or email [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. The satellite blood drive information is applicable…