The Interact Club of Macon County High School once again hosts a blood drive for students and for the community. The students will hold 3 blood drives this school year to be eligible for a $500 student scholarship sponsored by the American Red Cross.
“The students of Macon County should be very proud of it accomplishments. With the blood drives held at the school in 2012, the students produced 73 pints of blood, saving the lives of up to 221 hospital patients.” says American Red Cross representative Jean Ann Mayberry.
The drive is open to the public Monday, January 7, 2013 between 1:30 and 3:30 pm by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Jean Ann Mayberry, 931-797-7674 or email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
It is a win-win. Donate blood, support the high school, save lives.
Most healthy individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent) and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood. Individuals 18 years of age or younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.
The Tennessee Valley Blood Region serves about 60 hospitals and must have 600 people donate blood or platelets each weekday to meet the needs of hospital patients.
Pictured: Interact officers (I do not have names but trying to get them)