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Bryan County High students donate their pints
Bryan County student Kari Groover donates blood during a recent blood drive. - photo by Photo provided.
As the American Red Cross Bloodmobile pulled in for the second round of blood donations this school year, many students were eager to donate their pint, while others were weak in the stomach.
The Red Cross uses donated blood for emergencies across the country. When a student stepped on the Bloodmobile, there was music playing, people laughing, and the phlebotomists were trying to discretely calm the nerves of the students waiting to donate their blood.
Even though many of the students wanted to donate their blood, there were strict guidelines. Students taking prescription medicine, or who took aspirin forty- eight hours prior to the Blood Drive were not able to make a contribution.
Junior Anna King said, “I really wanted to donate my blood, but I was sick last week and I’m still taking my anti-biotics.”
Every time The American Red Cross is need of donations, the Beta Club does their best to arrange a Blood Drive. The students at Bryan County High School always come to the aide and make their contributions.
With the help of BCHS students many lives will be saved, and it only took 20 minutes.
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