Georgia State Athletics' 12th annual Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18 during Homecoming Week.

Please be a donor and help save lives. It could you or one of you family members who needs critical, life-saving blood one day. Make an appointment for the Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive now by going to redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code "georgiasu." You can also download the free Blood Donor App by searching Red Cross Blood and make an appointment that way.

Athletics' Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) coordinates the volunteers and recruits fellow GSU student to come support the critical life-saving cause.

All donors receive the 2016 tee-shirt with the official GSU Homecoming Logo on the sleeve.

The Blood Drive is on the fourth floor of the GSU Sports Arena from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  In addition, a donor area will be available at the University Commons Housing from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For the first time, the Blood Drive will be part of Homecoming Week at Georgia State.

The Red Cross and Athletics' thank everyone from last year when a record 430 units of blood were collected in the single-day drive, which translates into enough blood to effect or save 1,290 lives. A total of 482 presenters turned out that day to make a major impact.

Please help if you can. Sign up now or show up on Oct. 18 as a walk in donor.