Blood drive

Suzanne Kaiser

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On Tuesday, November 17th, Michigan City High School hosted one of two annual blood drives. The blood drive was sponsored by the American Red Cross and was held in the area between the gymnasium and pool.This year, there was a fairly large turnout from both students and the community members.

In order to be eligible to donate blood, one must have fallen into certain guidelines. Some of these guidelines include the donor must weigh at least 110 pounds, the donor must be 17 years old, or 16 with parental consent, and they have to be in general good health.

People usually like to donate blood because it is for a good cause. Donating one pint of blood can save up to three lives. Another fun fact is that giving blood can actually help someone’s own blood flow better. Some other benefits include a balanced iron level and it can make a person live longer.

In case students, or community members, missed the blood drive, there is usually another one in spring. So next time the American Red Cross hosts a blood drive, one should think about donating.

 

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