We would like to inform you that Lutheran High will be holding a blood drive on Tuesday, October 18 at the Central Illinois Community Blood Center. The blood drive committee will be asking students who are 16 years of age or older to volunteer to donate blood.
High school blood drives provide a special opportunity for students to learn about community service and the value of selflessly helping others. Our donations truly make a difference in our community. Last year, pints of blood were available to patients in the area hospitals due to donations from high school students.
Blood donations are voluntary and we invite you to show your support for the patients of our community by encouraging your child to donate blood at the drive on October 18th. Please remember that the three minimum qualifications for donating blood are:
- General good health
- Minimum age of 16
- Weight of at least 110 pounds
To comply with state regulations we will require written parental or guardian consent before a blood donation by 16-year olds. According to school policy, all students must have a signed permission form to leave campus to donate at the blood center. Please see the consent form attached.
Donating blood is safe and simple, and it represents a valuable contribution to the well being of the community. Students who donate blood in high school will normally continue to do so after graduation. This helps to provide us with a new generation of blood donors.
If your son or daughter volunteers to donate, we ask for your support in encouraging him/her to begin the day of the blood drive with a good breakfast.
If you have further questions after reviewing this information, please contact the Central Illinois Blood Center at 217-241-7542.
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