Blood drive saves lives

Paige Domhoff¸12 just finished donating blood to Hoxworth. The decision for SHS to host the blood drive has helped to keep the hospitals blood supply in good stock saving many lives.  Photo courtesy of McDaniel's Photography
Paige Domhoff¸12 just finished donating blood to Hoxworth. The decision for SHS to host the blood drive has helped to keep the hospitals blood supply in good stock saving many lives. Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography.

The Hoxworth Blood Drive is an annual event that is an easy way for students to give back to the community that requires nothing from them but themselves. It is taking place on Apr. 15 in the Gregory Center.

“People should definitely participate in the blood drive because it’s an easy way to give back to the community that doesn’t require money,” said Madeline Driscoll, 10, chair of event.

The event will be taking place all day. Students will have scheduled times that they will be forced to stick to. They will sign up for their time during lunch. At this same time, 16 and 17 year olds will receive a permission form that will need to be signed by a parent or guardian

“I’ve never given blood before but I’m excited to do it because it will help another person continue living,” said Stefanie Fleitef, 11.

When participants come to donate, they will need to bring the permission form and a photo ID. Donating blood takes about 15 minutes maximum; afterwards they’re students will get a juice box and a cookie to make sure they recover properly.

Donating blood is not an option for everyone. The eligibility requirements are on Hoxworth’s website and Student Council will give out a form regarding this information.