Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Thursday LRHS will host its fourth and final blood drive of the year. The event serves as a final opportunity for students to help change and even save lives.
The blood drive is managed by OneBlood, which is a statewide organization that collects blood donations for those in need and for scientific research.
Giving blood not only significantly helps those in need, but also has personal health benefits. One of these benefits is a decreased risk of having a heart attack, according to OneBlood.
To be eligible to donate blood students must be at least 16 years old and have parental consent. They must also fill out a medical questionnaire and fit other eligibility requirements.
“We’re super excited to see the turnout for the quota for the last year,” said LRHS blood drive committee officer junior Chris Georgas. “The last three were extremely successful.”
Students will report to the gym to give blood and receive a hat for their contribution to the program.