Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Bloody Request at Halloween Time

There's nothing to be scared of. It's just a blood donation

Somebody wants your blood, and it's not a Transylvanian Count or a pale teenage heartthrob.

It's the upstanding members of the Pottstown High School Student Government.

On Friday, Nov. 16, they will be sponsoring a blood drive in the high school band room, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

To donate blood, you need be only 17 years old, at least 110 pounds (no problem there for me!), and have not received a tattoo or body piercing within the past year.

To donate, you must register in advance, and can do so by e-mailing Mark Agnew
at with your name and the time you would like to donate.

Blood transfusions save more than four million lives each year.

Student Government President Megan O'Donnell reminds all "it is estimated that blood is needed every two seconds, and that one out of seven people entering the hospital will need blood. Since blood cannot be manufactured or harvested, it can only come from people like YOU – the volunteer blood donor! Thank you in advance!"

You should also know that the deadline to register is Tuesday, Nov. 13, and can be done at the high school main office as well.

There will be no walk-ins on Nov. 16.

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