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DCHS to host Blood Drive

DCHS Journalism

November 03, 2019

The Oberlin Student Council, National Honor Society, and FFA will host the 14th Annual DCHS Blood Drive on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the high school gym from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

This drive is completely run by students.  Students will check in the donors and escort donors from the cots to the canteen.  Students also set up and tear down the drive.

 

According to Student Council sponsor Brenda Breth, the goal is 60 pints. If the school reaches its goal, the American Red Cross will give an Oberlin student a $500 scholarship. “Not only are we saving lives, but at least one student will earn a nice scholarship,” said Mrs. Breth.  “It’s a win/win.” To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must give blood at least four times.

 

The American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood. Every day blood donors help accident victims, burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer.

 

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. One donation can potentially save up to three lives.

 

The American Red Cross likes to hold blood drives in schools because it encourages students to donate. If a high school student donates blood, he/she is more likely to donate blood in college and after.

 

The minimum age to donate blood in Kansas is 16 with a parent’s permission. “All donors are welcome,” said Mrs. Breth. If interested in donating, please call the high school (475-2231) or make an appointment online at redcrossblood.org.

 

“This annual drive was started 14 years ago by Dick and Suzanne Ahlberg,” said Mrs. Breth.  “Mr. Ahlberg was the Stuco sponsor then.”

DCHS to host Blood Drive

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