Help Beef Up the Blood Supply!

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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.

Registration:

  • 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”.

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