Kingsland Key Club to hold blood drive Oct. 23

By : 
KENDALL DRURY-DeBOER
KINGSLAND KEY CLUB EDITOR

Have you ever wanted to be someone’s superhero?  If you have one hour of time you can give blood on Tuesday, Oct. 23, then you can be a superhero for up to three people and save a life.

The Kingsland Key Club is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 23, starting at 9 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. so this is your chance to be that hero. 

So who is eligible to be a superhero?  You must be at least 16 years old with a parental consent form, or an adult over 18.  Identification is required.  You can not have donated blood in the last 56 days.  You must be in good health and feeling well and you must weigh at least 110 lbs. 

The Red Cross holds an average of 500 blood drives each and every day, but there is often still a blood shortage.  Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. You can help. Who knew being a hero was this easy?  Donating at this time is essential with two hurricanes in the past month that have shut down donation centers in those areas so the need is especially high this fall.

Schedule your superhero appointment today.  Come give blood and save a life. Sign up for a scheduled time online at https://www.redcrossblood.org  and enter Kingsland HS or call 1-800-733-2767. If you have any  concerns about eligibility call 1-800-246-3276 or look online at .https://www.redcrossblood.org.  Walk ins are accepted, but scheduling helps adequately staff the blood drive. 

The Kingsland Key Club is a volunteer organization of high school students organizing and supporting this drive and volunteering hours to help to contribute to improving the community and this country.