Senior Class Council prepares for another Blood Drive

In February, students will have the opportunity to donate blood.

The blood donated from students will be distributed to local Indianapolis hospitals. For every one pint of blood, three lives are capable of being saved.

The senior class council holds the blood drive every year in the north gym. Hundreds of students go out to donate blood. The atmosphere is very positive there. Junior Owen Reno donated blood at last years drive.

“Last year the blood drive turned out really well. The nurses were nice and very professional,” Reno said.

Students have to be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood. Many students plan to donate multiple times in their high school career.

“I hope to donate blood again this year, it was a really good experience,” Reno said.

Some students are on the fence about donating blood. The experience causes some to faint.

“To anyone unsure about donating blood they should know it’s for good cause and it feels great playing a part in saving someone’s life,” Reno said.

Already on the first day of registration, over 200 people have signed up to donate.

To register, students can sign up during all lunch periods Jan. 22 to Jan. 29. The blood drive will take place on Feb. 14.

-Ian Smith

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