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Did you know that a single donation of blood can save up to three lives? One blood donation provides different blood components that can help up to three different people somewhere out in the world who are either suffering from a trauma or in need a blood transfusion. Blood is needed almost every two seconds.

Despite the medical and technological advantages we have now, blood cannot be made, so donations are the only way we can give blood to those who are in need.

Friday May 17th is our chance to give back to those in need. Most people when asked why they don’t donate blood will answer: ‘I’m scared of needles.’ but really in the end it’s worth feeling uncomfortable for a few moments. If you set your mind that you’re saving lives, it makes the process so much easier!

To donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old, fill out a parent consent form (even if you are 18) and have a valid form of ID. You can receive this form from the school nurse, Mrs. Holobetz, and you must present it to her. Some tips before donating include getting a good night’s sleep, eating a balanced meal and avoiding fatty foods, and drinking an extra 16 oz. of water and fluids the day before. In the days prior to your donation, you might want to consider eating healthy, iron-rich foods to help maintain a healthy iron level. The number one reason for deferrals is anemia.

After donating, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and avoid strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting for about 24 hours. If you feel light headed, lie down, preferably with your feet elevated, until the feeling passes. If you drink a few extra glasses of water within 10-30 minutes before donation, you may be less likely to experience dizziness and lightheadedness. Overall, donating can be enjoyable when you know that you have made a positive difference! See you there!

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