LCHS Blood Drive

Cody Smith, Senior Writer

The LCHS student council will be holding a blood drive on April 11th to help donate blood to The American Red Cross which, in turn, will save lives. Originally, the blood drive was on February 17th, but due to unexpected weather conditions, it was rescheduled.

To participate in the blood drive you must be 16 years or older and have the permission of a parent or guardian. If you are at least 16 and have the permission of a parent or guardian, you will be able to donate your blood and spend some time at the canteen refueling with snacks until you are able to return to class.

Some people wonder what happens to the blood once you donate it, student council member Olivia Kelly explained, “Your blood is put in coolers by the workers at the American Red Cross and then sent to labs where it is tested. After your blood is cleared, it is sent to hospitals where it has the ability to save three lives.”

Students who fit the requirements and feel like possibly saving lives should consider donating their blood to The American Red Cross.  To register or to get more information, students should see Mrs. Stout in Room 318.