Help Beef Up the Blood Supply!


Erin Kunselman, Photo Editor

FFA is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in the high school gym on Thursday, March 26. All accepted donors will receive a free hamburger after the donation process.

  • Students must be at least 16 years old to donate.
  • All students must have completed the parental permission form to be able to donate.
  • Check the donation specifications.
  • Do not wait until the day before the blood drive to eat and drink healthy.


  • Make sure to bring your photo ID and your signed parent consent form.
  • Bring the names of medications that you are taking.
  • Bring a list of the places you have traveled outside the US and Canada in the last 12 months.

To be eligible you MUST:

  • Be at least 17 years old or 16 with parental consent.
  • Meet height and weight requirements (at least 110 pounds based on your height).
  • Be in generally good health.

Before donating you should:

  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Eat within 2-3 hours.

Be sure to bring your:

  • Donor card or government issued photo ID.
  • Parental consent form if you are 16 years old.
  • Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.


Information from American Cross’ “A Student’s Guide to Blood Donation”.