The Mound Westonka High School National Honor Society (NHS) is partnering with Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) to host its second full-day blood drive of the school year on Wednesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MWHS.
According to MBC, 16 million units of blood are transfused in the United States every year to accident victims, blood loss victims, cancer patients, premature infants, etc. Each donation can save up to three lives. Every two seconds, someone special needs blood.
Community members, staff members and students ages 16 and above will have the chance to donate. All donors need a photo ID and to be in good health. You are encouraged to eat well and to drink lots of water before donation. Students who are 16 years old must complete a parent consent form in advance. Students can sign up during lunches and will be excused from class for the hour of their donation.
The theme of the drive is super heroes, so donors are encouraged to dress to the theme.
NHS advisor Aurora Meunier said that school blood drives are a great opportunity for first-time donors. “We are excited to continue this life-saving mission,” Meunier added.
Questions about the drive or requests for an appointment can be emailed to Meunier at firstname.lastname@example.org.