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Conway Springs hosts blood drive

posted Mar 4, 2015, 11:23 AM by Unknown user







Blood drive

March 9

Conway Springs High School gym

To save lives

Conway Springs High School is once again hosting a blood drive. The drive will take place Monday, March 9. The age requirement for donating is 16 years old with parental consent and 17 without parental consent. NHS will be hosting the event.

As you may or may not know, donating blood is extremely important, as it saves the lives of those who have lost a substantial amount of blood and those who need blood transfusions. As this is the case, much blood is needed to supply hospitals across the country. Even one donation may make all the difference in someone’s life.

NHS sponsor and counselor Louise Ronnau hopes to procure several donors for the blood drive. Conway Springs High School is awarded a scholarship based on the amount of donors who sign up. The more blood donors that sign up, the more money the school receives. Donating blood would not only benefit the lives of those who need blood but the school as well.

“I’m excited but nervous about donating for the first time,” junior Miranda Chitwood said. “The needle scares me a little bit.”

Many students have donated several times and know the importance of donating whenever they can.

“It’s important to donate because it saves people’s lives,” junior Devin Hunt-Wright said. “I have successfully donated nine times.”

Sign up is available in Mrs. Ronnau’s office. Appointment times are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to schedule as soon as possible.