This Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, there is going to be a school wide blood drive. The drive itself will be run by the Central Blood Bank and Avonworth High School will be hosting it in the nurse’s office. For those who are donating, there are a few items necessary for donating blood, depending on however old you are. For those who are 16 or 17, you need a parental consent form signed by the date of donation. Everyone needs to bring their donor pledge paper, some form of ID, and some people have donor cards that they like to bring. These forms, like the pledge paper and the consent form can be picked up from senior, Anastasia Wagner.
For those nervous to donate blood, it is easy to talk yourself out of doing something for the good of humanity, but you must be courageous and enjoy the time you miss class helping others. In the words of blood drive coordinator, Anna, “If you donate blood, even if you don’t like needles, or even if you’re scared of needles, you only have to put up with 5 to 10 minutes max of discomfort, and then you get to eat snacks, miss class, and you’re saving three lives in the process.”