SGA sponsors upcoming blood drive


March 19, 2004, midnight | By Shewit Woldu | 16 years, 10 months ago

Event scheduled for March 29


The SGA will sponsor a blood drive for Blair students on Monday, March 29 in the small gym from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To participate, students must be at least 17, be in good health in the past three days, have no symptoms of illness (colds), be at least 110 pounds, have a blood pressure of 180/110 or less, have a photo ID and have waited at least 56 days after a whole blood donation or 14 days after a platelet donation.

Students must wait 24 hours after their last dose of antibiotic therapy and wait to see if symptoms of asthma show. If a student has AIDS, hepatitis or auto-immune diseases including leukemia and multiple myeloma, they will not be allowed to give a donation. To find out more information, call 703-208-7000.

The SGA asks donors to drink extra fluids and eat before their donation. After the process, T-shirts will be given to all donors.

According to senior class recording secretary Martha Gould, Blair traditionally has seen a "good turnout" for the blood drives. The SGA hopes that this year many people will once again participate because their support is greatly needed. "Hopefully we will be getting a lot of donors because this is not a holiday season. I know the blood drives need all the support they can get," said SGA president Denise Sylla. "I hope Blair will be able to accommodate them."

To make an appointment call Rondai Ravilious at 301-649-2851 or email her at rondai_ravilious@fc.mcps.k12.md.us.



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