Four times per year, the National Honor Society hosts a public blood drive at the high school. In the spring, NHS earns a financial donation from MI Blood based on the number of attempted donors throughout the year.
Blood donors make a lifesaving difference. More than 4.5 million patients need life-saving blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada. And blood is a perishable resource that can be stored only for a short time. That's why blood donors are needed every day.
You may be eligible to give blood every 56 days if you are a healthy person age 17 or older (or 16 with parent or guardian permission), weighing 112 pounds or more. However, females age 18 and younger must weigh 120 pounds or more.
Parent or guardian permission required for 16-year-old donors. For information, please visit the Required Forms page on the MI Blood website.
Blood donation is an easy, multi-step process requiring about 60 minutes per donation.