Blood drive an opportunity to save a life

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Graduate Mason Beard sits for annual NHS blood drive last year in the girls gym. This year’s blood drive will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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Indian Nation is offering a way to help save a life.

National Honors Society is hosting its annual Blood drive Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. in the girls gym. The project is part of National Blood Donor Month. Blood donations will be provided to patients battling cancer, sickle cell, surgeries or accidents. 

LifeShare Blood Center
This ‘Oh Happy Day’ T-Shirt will be given to those who donate blood between Jan. 8 through Jan. 31, while supplies last, courtesy of LifeShare Blood Center.

“Our goal for the blood drive is 115 units,” geometry teacher Jennifer Reynolds said. “We are encouraging each of our members to get two people to come — which would make 120 people. Our area, that we know, doesn’t have enough blood for (local) hospitals. They are trying their best to collect from other regions and other countries but they’re all struggling right now as well.”

Walk-in are welcome. Donations made between Jan. 8-31 will receive an ‘Oh Happy Day’ T-shirt while supplies last, per LifeShare Blood Center. For more information, contact Jennifer Reynolds at: [email protected]