American Red Cross Blood Drive

November 14, 2017

Lexington Middle School is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive through the Future Blood Donor program. This program will introduce our students to the importance of blood donation and will help ensure hospital patients receive the blood that they need. Our students will have the opportunity to show leadership and help save lives by recruiting blood donors. Each student who recruits an adult to donate will be recognized as a Future Blood Donor with a fun gift from the Red Cross.

Right now, the American Red Cross has a significant blood shortage and is issuing an emergency request for eligible blood and platelet donors. Every donation matters, as blood is being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.

Achieving and exceeding your blood drive goal is critical and can help shore up collections. Please ensure your schedule of donors is fully booked, reach out to new donors, recruit donors on standby in case some donors don’t show up, and remind donors of the critical importance of keeping their appointments, especially now, when donations are at an unprecedented low. Every donation and every effort counts. Last January the middle school was able to donate 38 units to help others in need. This drive our goal is to reach over 45 donations. 

Our blood drive will be held on November 30th from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Middle School student lounge. We need your help to make the blood drive a success! Here’s how you can support this program in our school.

To sign up for an appointment visit http://www.redcrossblood.org and use code lexnems to schedule your time for the drive in Lexington on November 30th. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact the drive coordinator Lindsay Rosner at lindsay.rosner@lexschools.org.

                             

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