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NHS Blood Drive Friday
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012

The National Honor Society will be sponsoring a Blood Drive at the High School on Friday, October 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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 breast cancer awareness t-shirt, a Chick-fil-A coupon and will be entered for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card. All donors must be at least 16 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. Donors should be in general good health, and must not have given blood within the past 8 weeks. A picture ID and a list of countries you have visited in the last 12 months are also required. 16 year old donors must have a parent/guardian sign a Minor Donor Permit in order to participate in the blood drive. These 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. Make an appointment if you wish to be taken before “walk-ins”. Donors can visit www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: masonhs or call the office at (325)347-1122 to reserve a time.

Donors can go online on the SAME CALENDAR DAY AS THE BLOOD DRIVE to complete the interview portion of the blood donation process. Once all questions have been answered, just print the fast track donation ticket and bring it to the blood drive. If no follow up is required, vitals are taken and it is off to the actual donation itself. This great streamlines and reduces the time required to donate blood!

Find the hero in you, save a life, and together we can make your donation safe, fun and as quick as possible.

Donors will receive this breast cancer awareness t-shirt for their support.

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