On Thursday, October 24th, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) will be hosting an American Red Cross student and staff blood drive. Both students and staff are invited to donate.
The blood drive will be held in the auditorium from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. It will consist of two different types of donations, whole blood and “power reds.” “Power Reds,” also known as red cell apheresis, is a type of blood donation in which specific components of the blood are collected and the remaining components are returned to the donor.
“I think that it’s great that our school is giving students an opportunity to donate blood and help people who need it,” said a Perry Hall junior.
The blood donation process will take around 1 to 1.5 hours. Students will need to be at least 16 years old, have some form of photo ID, and have turned in a signed permission form, which they can get from the cafeteria during all lunch shifts. Students can also schedule their appointment with Ms. Robinson in room 155.
“More people need to donate blood. This blood drive is making donations easily available to high schoolers,” said a Perry Hall sophomore.