• Edwin Frias

Blood Drive 11/29/2017 in the Auditorium | Donate blood and earn 10 community service hours!!!


Need Community Service hours? Donate blood and earn 10 community service hours!!! If you are 16 years old and below you must fill out a permission slip. You can pick one up in the main office and guidance counselors office. THANK YOU!!! HELP SAVE LIVES!!!!

Donating blood is easy and our blood supply relies exclusively on the generosity of volunteer blood donors. There is no substitute for human blood. Most people qualify as a volunteer donor, even if they are taking medications. Review the eligibility criteria below and see if you can be a lifesaver too.

Age Matters

You may donate if you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with written consent from parent or legal guardian), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health.

Donating blood is a safe, simple, and satisfying experience. Your donations help give life to the millions of Americans each year who require blood transfusions during surgery, after an accident, or because they have a disease that requires blood components. There are many different ways to donate lifesaving blood products, including whole blood, platelet, plasma, and automated red cell donation. The process usually takes about 45-60 minutes.

Preparation

Eat at your regular mealtimes and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating. If you are donating platelets, do not take aspirin, or products containing aspirin, for at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DONATING BLOOD AND TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY, PLEASE VISIT:

http://nybloodcenter.org/donate-blood/become-donor/can-i-donate-blood/

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