Make a life-saving impact in our community by donating your blood. (Courtesy/Vectorportal.com)
What is one of the easiest ways to make a lasting impact for the victims of Hurricane Ian? Donate one hour of your time and one pint of your blood and save up to three lives. On Wednesday, October 12, Service Board and the American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive in the athletic entrance.
At this 5 ½ hour drive eligible US students, faculty, and community members can choose either to give whole blood or red blood cells. After contributing to the 30-unit goal, all donors will be rewarded with a $5 e-card. One lucky donor will also win two tickets to the Ohio State vs Indiana football.
If you are unfamiliar with the process, consult https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/blood-donation-process/donation-process-overview.html
If you have concerns about the process, refer to https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns.html
If you prefer to man a table or comfort participants at the drive, you can be one of the 12 volunteers who are needed to assist organizers Justin A. ,Alli K., Arnav S., and Jack Y. Please sign up for an hour shift at the SHACK and receive one on-campus service hour in return.
For US students who meet the age, height, and weight, please support a CA tradition that originated in the early 1990’s and schedule an appointment using the link below. Appointments are available every 15 minutes beginning at 8 a.m. with the last appointment ending at 1:15 p.m.
If you are unavailable to help this month, consider donating or volunteering for the blood drive next January!
My son “was born with a life-threatening congenital heart defect. He had open heart surgery when he was a week old. I am thankful for everyone who donates blood to help save the lives of others.” (Lower School teacher, Ms. Crain)