NHS Blood Drive: Fall 2021

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Needles High School is partnered with Vitalant Blood Donations (formerly United Blood Services) to host a community blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 22. The blood drive lasted the duration of the school day, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. To donate, an individual had to meet certain requirements for donating blood including participants being 16 years or older and weighing at least 110 lbs. Students who did not meet the requirements spread the word to family and friends who could. Great job doing your part Mustangs. Blood donations save lives!

Basic eligibility requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Be in good general health.
  • Participants should eat two hours ahead of their donation and drink plenty of water that day.
  • Have a photo ID
  • Have waited eight weeks in between donations.
  • Not be under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs at the time of donation.

For more information, there is an extensive list of eligibility requirements on the official Vitalant website.