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Mason High School Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 • Posted November 11, 2009

The National Honor Society of Mason High School will be sponsoring a Blood Drive Tuesday, November 17th, from 11:30am to 3:30pm at the High School. On the day of the drive, donors will receive a mini-physical consisting of blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and iron level check. In addition, donors will receive a t-shirt and will be entered into a $500 Visa card drawing. Donate two red blood cells to get a drawstring backpack. Donors must be at least 16 years of age and a minimum of 110 pounds, in general good health, and must not have donated blood within the past eight weeks. A picture I.D. is also required.

ATTENTION! 16 year old donors must have a parent/guardian sign a Minor Donor Permit in order to participate in the blood drive. The permits can be picked up at the high school office.

The blood drive is being conducted by the United Blood Services of San Angelo which provides blood and blood components to 10 area hospitals. A typical trauma victim can require 50 or more units of blood. A coronary artery bypass uses 1-5 units. Chemotherapy patients can use up to 8 units a week. 95% of all Americans will need blood in their lifetime yet only 5% of the eligible population takes time to donate.

Appointments are not necessary but will help accommodate busy schedules. Donors can sign-up on line at www.bloodhero.com, sponsor code: masonhs or they may call the High School at 347-1122 ext.3 to reserve a time.

Be a hero. Save lives. Donate blood.

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