Angels for Life

As one of the community service projects of the Ball State Staff Council, the Angels for Life Committee has been working with the Indiana Blood Center since 2008 holding blood drives on campus. These are typically held in the months of September, November, January, March and May.

These blood drives are held two consecutive days in the R2 parking lot from 9 AM to 4 PM unless otherwise specified. Please note the location has changed for this academic year. The Versiti Indiana Donation bus will be parked in the R2 parking lot, located on the corner of N. McKinley Ave and W. Petty Rd. (next to the Robert Bell building)

The dates for 2020-2021 are below, but are subject to change.

2020-2021 Blood Drive Dates

September 16 & 17, 2020

November 18 & 19, 2020

January 20 & 21, 2021

March 24 & 25, 2021

May 20, 2021

You can register online at

Did you know?
  • Indiana Blood Center must recruit 550 donors each day to meet the patient needs at Indiana hospitals.
  • Indiana Blood Center employs over 350 Hoosiers committed to making a difference.
  • Each whole blood donation is separated into its components to provide three transfusion-ready units, allowing a single donor to potentially save three lives.
  • Angels for Life is the single largest campus blood drive for Indiana Blood Center that collects more units of blood at their two-day drives than any other campus in Indiana! Click here to see statistics in the Star Press.

The AFL Committee works diligently to make each blood drive/each year more successful than the last. Our total number of blood units collected each academic year is over 900 units! This small group of typically 4-5 BSU staff council members and an Indiana Blood Center representative (Jennifer Barrett) are tasked with, but not limited to:

  • recruiting donations from local businesses to be used as giveaway/raffle incentives to help bring in donors
  • promoting/advertising each drive via various means such as, email blasts, newspapers, radio, posters, handouts, etc.
  • recruiting and scheduling numerous volunteers to help at the registration table
  • seeking out assistance from student organizations to help in various ways

Also, we recently collaborated with the Working Well Initiative to add donating at our drives as one of the items you can count toward your Working Well Incentive so whether you're a regular donor anyway, or have been thinking about it, why not help yourself out while at the same time SAVING only takes about an hour of your time! Fun!!

We're always looking for new ideas and/or referrals of businesses who might want to contribute to the cause by way of coupons or raffle items. If you can help us with a contribution please contact a member of our Angels for Life Committee. Thank you!


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