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Disagreeably, gay men are unable to donate blood regardless of their HIV status. (file photo)

Outdated homophobic policies on donating blood still plague society

Oden Taylor November 6, 2019

In the early ‘80s, rumors of a “gay disease” spread across America, completely misrepresenting Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as something only gay people—specifically men—could contract....


BloodSource plans visit to ARC

Alondra Botello March 5, 2018

American River College students will have an opportunity to donate blood  March 6 and 7 through BloodSource, a community based, non-profit blood center that provides mobile blood drives.   Ryan Nix,...

A blood source RV is parked in parking lot B during the blood drive (Photo by Joel Whited).

ARC saves lives with blood drive

T.J. Martinez March 16, 2017

On March 7-8, Bloodsource held a blood drive with locations in both parking lot B and near the parking garage. One pint of blood can save up to three lives, which means that 795 people in need will...

Students walk by the BloodSource blood drive at American River College on Sept. 20. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Bloodsource is back at ARC

Jared Smith September 21, 2016

American River College held a blood drive this week that began Tuesday and runs until 3 p.m. today. The drive has two locations, one between the police station and parking structure, and the other...

One of the two Blood Source trucks parked on the American River College campus for the Blood Drive being held March 1 and 2, 2016.   (Photo by Bailey Carpenter)

ARC Blood Drive gets started

Bailey Carpenter March 1, 2016

Today, March 1,  was the first day of American River College's annual two day Blood Drive. The event will continue tomorrow, March 2, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There are two stations, one near the...

ARC student, Cedric Fowlks gives blood at the blood drive. The Blood Drive took place on ARC campus on Sept. 29th.

ARC to host blood drive March 1 and 2

Allante Morris February 26, 2016

Once a semester American River College hosts their annual Blood Drive. This spring, it will be held March 1 and 2 at parking lot B next to the Student Center and the lot next to parking garage and police...

Four out of every 10 people in the United States are able to donate blood, yet only one in 10 actually does. (Photo by Ashley Nanfria)

Opinion: Everyone who can should donate blood

Emily Thompson and Ashley Nanfria October 19, 2015

By Emily Thompson and Ashley Nanfria When someone in the United States is in need of a blood transfusion every two seconds, everyone who can needs to give blood. A little needle is nothing compared...

Students who have signed up for the blood drive wait before getting called on to go inside the bus. The Blood drive took place on campus at ARC on Sept. 29th. Photo By: Ashley Nanfria

ARC students help save lives

Emily Thompson October 2, 2015

Blood Source came to American River College on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 in hopes of getting students to save lives by donating blood. Blood Source is a full service blood bank that caters to 40 hospitals...

File Photo- Taken at past blood drive on March 4th, 2015. BloodSource van will be back on campus next Tuesday.

Blood donations at ARC next week

Jordan Schauberger September 22, 2015

The bloodmobiles are coming back to American River College on Sept. 29 and 30. Sponsored by the ARC Health Center, BloodSource will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be bloodmobiles...

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