April 2000


Blood donors now on the level, drive starts April 13

Donating blood at ORNL is no longer a literal uphill struggle. The Lab’s spring blood drive is scheduled for April 13, 14, 17, and 18, and they have a new location—at Building 1503 on the west end.

Donors previously had to ascend the hill up to Building 2001, which may have have had the effect of discouraging some. The new site is on much more level terrain, and outside the gate.

“Thanks go to the Values Committee and our Environmental Sciences Division representative for helping us find the new location,” says blood drive volunteer coordinator Missy Pointer.

The new four-day schedule, starting at 7 a.m., is designed to make it easier for shift personnel to donate, she says. Medic mobile stops are also planned for 701 Scarboro, the Robotics and Process Systems Division and the High Flux Isotope Reactor.

It’s important to donate blood, if you can, because maintaining a certain level guarantees full coverage for ORNL employees and their families.

Retirees who want to help the drive may call Ernie Wilson, 922-0246.