No Spring Blood Drive, Donations Still Needed
March 27, 2020
The Spring Blood Drive was originally scheduled for April 1. While we won't be able to gather and donate as a community, blood is now more needed than ever.
"When you donate blood, you can see the difference you are making," said Tatum Evans '21, organizer of the spring Blood Drive. "You are literally giving a piece of yourself away help someone else. There is nothing more selfless than that."
There have been thousands of blood drives cancelled nationwide, and our medical community is now facing a severe blood shortage.
"Giving blood now is more important than ever," said Alice Spong '21, organizer of the spring Blood Drive. "Due to thousands of blood drives being canceled, including ours, hospitals are in dire need of blood. Many organizations are looking for donors so I highly recommend going out and contributing some of your time to help such an important cause."
If you are healthy and over the age of 16, giving blood is still allowed and encouraged under the shelter-in-place order. Donation sites can be found at memorialbloodcenters.org.
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