PSHS Blood Drive

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Megan Johnston, Chief and Editor

Poland Seminary High School is hosting the yearly blood drive today, March 23rd. Many students and staff are donating blood to give back to the community.

“I am giving blood because it’s meaningful to me and I know someone will appreciate it. I am happy to help,” senior Dom Lattanzio said.

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Many students wanted to help so they faced their fears to help save a life.

“I know one day I will need a blood donation. Knowing that I grew up giving blood for others will help me feel better about it in the long run. This is a great cause and everyone should give blood sometime in their life,” senior Jack Minehart said.

To give blood, students signed up and had to meet all the eligibility requirements. The three biggest requirements are: Be in general health, be at least 17, and weigh at least 110 pounds.

“Many people got turned away this morning because they did not meet the requirements. It was good to see many students wanting to help though,” Sophomore Elena Cammack said.

If you are thinking about donating blood next year, do it! It is for an amazing cause and students even receive free food for participating.

“I am very glad I donated blood today. It was not bad at all and I will definitely be doing it next year. It was cool to see everyone come and help support a great cause,” senior Tony Murcko said.