Join the Largest Blood Drive in Nebraska

Homecoming Blood Drive is Oct 23-26, 2023.
Homecoming Blood Drive is Oct 23-26, 2023.

Make A Big Impact. Donate Blood.

The annual Homecoming Blood Drive at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the state’s largest blood supplier each year.

Huskers have donated more than 3,300 pints over the past 5 years.

This year’s blood drive needs 462 students to be donors.
Early sign-up for a 15-minute time slot is recommended. Walk-in donors will be accommodated, too.

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 23 @ Nebraska East Union
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 24 @ Nebraska Union
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 25 @ Nebraska Union
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 26 @ Nebraska Union, Memorial Plaza
*** Time slots are nearly 25% full. ***


Every whole blood donation helps three patients in need. The blood is separated into three parts — red blood cells, plasma, and platelets — with each becoming a life-saving treatment.

Student donors receive a free t-shirt and earn Homecoming Points for their organization in the HC Student Competition.


Earn additional Homecoming Points – Be A Volunteer, too.

Sixty-four students are needed to assist with checking in donors and distributing juice and snacks. Each volunteer shift is 2 hours.

*** Signup is over 70% full. ***

Volunteer Signup


Homecoming Blood Drive is organized by ASUN Student Government in partnership with the Nebraska Community Blood Bank and the American Red Cross.

Originally published October 18, 2023 - Submit an Item