Allendale Columbia School will host a Red Cross Blood Drive for parents, students, faculty, and community members from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th in AC’s Alumni Gym.
Leading up to this event, some of our younger students will participate in the Pint-Size Hero Program, which will introduce them to the importance of blood donation. This program begins with teaching students about the function of blood, blood components, and the need for blood donors. Afterward, students will be asked to recruit their parents, family members, and other adults to donate at our school’s upcoming blood drive. The Red Cross believes that we will create a future generation of blood donors by getting students involved at an early age.
Students will be recruiting donors who are at least 17 years of age (a blood donor can be 16 with parent permission), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and are in generally good health. Prior to donating blood, donors will register, complete a brief health-history screening and have their blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature, and iron level checked. The entire donation process takes about an hour, but the actual blood donation takes about 10 minutes. Refreshments are provided at the end of the donation process.
To make an appointment to donate at AC’s Red Cross Blood Drive, please contact Diane Broberg at email@example.com. Get involved, save a life!