The Associated Students of the University of New Mexico’s Community Experience hosts its Halloween Blood Drive on Oct. 30 & 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Building in room Lobo A and B.

In the United States, 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood, while only two percent actually donates. While 38,000 blood donations are needed every day, s single donation can save up to three lives.

Blood donation areas will be set up in room Lobo A and B on the third floor of the SUB, as well as at an additional Bloodmobile outside the SUB.

“Donating blood is one of the most important things we can do in our community,” says Lynn Midani, ASUNM Community Experience Executive director. “I urge everyone to sign up for the blood drive because our community is constantly in need for blood and taking 30 minutes out of your day can impact so many lives forever, whether it be a patient or a patient’s loved ones.”

ASUNM Community Experience is asking for participants to sign up in advance to ensure that people are able to get their blood drawn in a timely manner. To sign up, visit Halloween Blood Drive.