NHS Community Blood Drive Scheduled Sept. 28, 1-6 PM

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JEROMESVILLE, Ohio (9/5/23)--National Honor Society will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on September 28 from 1 PM to 6 PM in the auxiliary gym.

This drive is open to both students and community members.

Students who are age 17 and up (16 with parental permission) may donate blood. A parent permission form for students age 16 is available below.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, sign up online at redcrossblood.org.

Walk-in donors are also welcome.

“Hosting a blood drive coincides with the National Honor Society’s core values of giving back to the community,” Dr. Selvage said. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”

Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross.

“The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood,” Dr. Selvage said.

Donating blood at the drive will also help earn scholarship money for Hillsdale 9-12 students!

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone, and is often used to treat trauma patients.