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The Red Cross Club held a blood drive in Gym B on March 8, 2018. During a blood drive, healthy students can give their blood and save lives.

Junior Molly Eikenberry prepares to get her blood drawn, holding a stress ball for comfort.

The blood drive was entirely sponsored by The Red Cross Club, which is led by instructor Jayme Goetz.

To donate blood, The Red Cross guidelines said a student must be over 17, otherwise they will need parent permission to give blood.

“It’s important to your parent’s if you’re giving blood, especially if you’re under 17,” Goetz said.

They must also have no illnesses or pre-existing blood conditions, but mild congestion and cough is allowed.

The Red Cross Club recommends to anyone planning to donate blood, to eat iron-rich foods in order to keep their blood strong and prevent fainting.

Senior Eric Adams is one of the students that gave blood this year. With his donation, and everyone elses, three lives can be saved.

“I didn’t faint this time, so it was really good,” Adams said. “They also had apple juice, which was really nice.”

During this blood drive, the Red Cross Club collected 61 pints.

“The blood drives are something we hold annually,” Goetz said. “To any student who is thinking about giving blood, it’s a good feeling to have the knowledge that you’re saving lives.”

Despite the blood drive being concluded, students 16 or older can still give blood at any open Red Cross center, which can be found on their website.

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