The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Did you know that up to 20% of the total blood collections by the American Red Cross come from young people? That is why as high school students, we make a vital contribution to our community by donating blood.
Join your fellow classmates today, and help patients during the American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, December 1st, from 8:30 to 1:30 in the High School Gym.
To make an appointment, please contact Mr. Morrison in room 107. Your blood donation could help change a life, starting with your own.
It is important that all students prepare for their blood donation by eating a balanced and nutritious meal and drinking extra (non-caffeinated) beverages before their appointment. Students are also encouraged to eat iron-rich foods like red meat, green vegetables and peanut butter in the days and weeks before their donation.
If you are at least 16* years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. All donors need to present at least one form of I.D. such as donor card, driver’s license or student I.D.
*16 with signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form.