BGHS to host blood drive

The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give blood.

Did you know every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood?  Every day, 44,000 units of blood are needed to treat patients at U.S. hospitals.  The need is constant.

Did you know each blood donation has the potential to save up the three lives?  Your donation can be separated into red blood cells, plasma and platelets to treat patients with different needs.  The gratification is instant.

The average adult’s body contains 10 to 12 pints of blood.  When you donate blood, you give about one pint.  Your body replenishes that donated pint in 24 hours.

There is no substitute that covers all the needs of human blood transfusion.  Current blood substitutes are only designed for oxygen carrying capacity, they have no effect on the ability of blood to clot or prevent hemorrhaging.

Only about 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood.  Of those eligible, only eight percent actually donate.  Give blood.

 

Bowling Green High School Blood Drive

 

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:  BGHS Student Council

Location:  Auditorium

700 W. Adams

Bowling Green

 

To make an appointment call the school office at 573-324-5341

16 year olds may donate with a signed ARC consent form.   All presenting donors will receive a scratch off card with a code to redeem a free gift online.

Additionally, the more donors we have this year the more money BGHS will receive to give to students as scholarship money (anywhere between $250-$750)!


Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:55 am