Blood Drive April 13th Sponsored by YPD SWAT Team & Yale NROTC Undergraduate Association

March 21, 2016

On Wednesday, April 13th from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. the Yale University Police (YPD) SWAT Team in cooperation with Yale Navy ROTC Undergraduate Association will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at YPD Headquarters, 101 Ashmun Street in the rear of the building.  The American Red Cross will have one of their Save-A-Life buses setup in YPD’s rear parking lot.  All members of the Yale and New Haven communities are encouraged to stop by and donate blood.

To donate blood in the State of Connecticut, you must:

To schedule your appointment online: http://www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp.

The YPD/NROTC Undergraduate Team is hoping to collect 35 units of blood, which equates to at least 45 donors. Donors not walking over can park in the Yale Health garage located just next door at 55 Lock Street.

This blood drive is being organized by YPD Sergeant and SWAT Team Leader Christopher Halstead and members of the YPD SWAT Team, in partnership with the Yale Navy ROTC Undergraduate Association. Chris is an ROTC Liaison and regularly gives blood. Chris is their first YPD liaison and is also a veteran of the US Army and served two tours in Iraq.  A liaison works with the ROTC to maintain communication between police officers and students as well as providing guidance and advice on any necessary security issues.

Yale NROTC students and YPD SWAT team members will actively recruit donors and assist the day of the drive greeting and registering people.

“I’m very happy that our SWAT Team is taking part in this event.  It’s important for all of our officers to give back to the community,” said Chief Ronnell Higgins.