On Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., St. Francis High School, together with Heartland Blood Center, will host an all-school blood drive.Teacher Mike Lynch, along with a group of students, are organizing this annual event.
“This is always one of our most successful high school blood drives. It is also a great experience working with everyone involved,” said a representative from the Heartland Blood Center.Last year, a record 163 units were collected at St. Francis High School.At this time of year, when donations are typically down due to the cold and flu season, there is an increased need for healthy donors.
Student donors are required to be at least 16 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and have their parents’ permission.All donors are required to bring a photo ID and it is recommended they avoid caffeine and energy drinks, dress in layers, eat a healthy breakfast and lunch, and drink plenty of water.
St. Francis High School faculty, parents and friends, as well as the local community, are also invited and encouraged to participate in this important and life-saving event.This year the health questionnaire will be available at midnight before the event for registrants to complete and lessen their wait time once they arrive.
“The blood drive is always a great day for St. Francis High School. It is truly a community-wide event,” said Mike Lynch.
Although walk-ins are certainly welcome, donors are encouraged to register an appointment time by calling 630-668-5800x1193 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.