Donate Blood This Friday


Ethan Webber, Writer

HOSA is holding a blood drive on Friday, November 20, and if you meet the requirements, you should consider donating! As of right now, there are still a few slots left on the sign-up form. You can CLICK HERE to sign up.

Mrs. Lawson, a HOSA adviser and biomed teacher, said, “Thank you for your support as we try to obtain 100 units of blood for use in our area.” HOSA student secretary Emily Lee said, “During COVID-19, it is harder to collect blood for our patients in need of this vital fluid, and there is a shortage of blood. We are in significant need of blood during these hard times, and EVERY donor counts in this process.”

Although most of the people I surveyed were underclassmen and not old enough to donate blood, upperclassmen can participate as well as faculty and staff. Donating blood is a great thing to do. You can save lives by donating blood. Wouldn’t you like to save a life? Wouldn’t you like to be the one? The one who saved a child in need? Donate blood. 

Even though you don’t get money from donating, it is still a good thing to do. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires a blood transfusion. That is over 38,000 people a day. Think of how many more lives you can save if you donate. If you donate blood, you can be saving the person who could cure cancer or even build a rocket to Mars. But, how can they if you don’t donate? 

Ergo, you should participate in this year’s blood drive. It goes to a good cause. You feel great afterward, and you even get free cookies and juice after. You’ll even get a t-shirt at this blood drive. If you can’t donate because you are underaged, tell others who can to donate. 

If you are 16, you will need a parent consent form. Here is the LINK.