|Posted by titantv on March 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM|
By Clayton Reel
Tuesday, March 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., American Red Cross is having a blood drive at McDowell High School. All those who donate blood will receive a free t-shirt and will be entered for the chance to win a $1500.00 gift card. Go to the school store during lunch to sign up to donate blood. You must be 17 years old and have a photo ID present to give blood. You must meet height and weight requirements. Mrs. Jill Crater, Health Science teacher, said, “You need to eat well the day before and make sure to eat breakfast and drink a lot of fluids the day of donation. The human body normally has 8-10 pints of blood and they only take 1 pint and you can give every 56 days because your body will have replenished the amount that you gave.” Keep in mind that when you donate blood that you’re helping in the process of saving lives.