Cutlass

Blood drive comes to PHS

screenshot courtesy of PHS National Honor Society video

Andrew Duran, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






This Friday, November 16, Palatine High School will be hosting its own blood drive, from 7:30 AM through 7th period. One out of every ten people entering a hospital will need a blood transfusion. This life-saving procedure is fueled by generous donors worldwide, from numerous countries and areas.

“[Blood is] a substance that we all need for our bodies,” Caraline Anderson, a blood donor, said. “It’s just like basic human decency.”

Blood donations, on average, can save three lives each. With 165 blood donation slots, Palatine’s blood drive this Friday has the potential to save nearly 500 lives.

“It’s a great idea if you’re medically cleared for it,” NHS member Aaron Kleinschmidt said. “A lot of people need blood transfusions desperately, and you might think that there’s enough to go around, but really, people don’t donate often enough. It’s just one of those gifts that people with healthy bodies can give.”

Any student over the age of 16 is eligible to donate.

“There’s always a need for blood,” Palatine’s NHS sponsor Megan Gabrielson said. “And so it’s good [for raising] awareness starting at the high school level. Especially for students, it’s important to have that kind of experiences for the future if it’s something they’re interested in.”

Remember, all blood donors will receive a free Chicago Bears t-shirt! Don’t forget your photo ID and your signed permission slip if you are under 17 years old.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Andrew Duran, Reporter



Andrew Duran is a Junior at Palatine High School and enjoys photography and reading. Outside of class, Andrew is a part of varsity Cross-Country and...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Blood drive comes to PHS

    News

    Palatine Library needs more funding

  • Blood drive comes to PHS

    News

    Photo Poll: Why do you think it’s important to donate blood?

  • Blood drive comes to PHS

    News

    Palatine makes the change to wellness

  • Blood drive comes to PHS

    News

    Palatine students attend Code 211

  • Blood drive comes to PHS

    News

    Slideshow: Students prepare for a programming future at Code 211

  • Blood drive comes to PHS

    News

    Mawi speaks to Palatine High School students

  • Blood drive comes to PHS

    News

    Military brother surprises PHS sister in time for Christmas

  • Blood drive comes to PHS

    News

    D211 strike averted to mixed student reactions

  • Blood drive comes to PHS

    News

    Photo poll: How do you prepare for finals?

  • Blood drive comes to PHS

    News

    Student Council adopts angels

Navigate Right
Palatine High School's student news site.
Blood drive comes to PHS