Bulldogs have chance to save lives with blood donations

By: Journalism 1 Class
Bark! Voice of the Bulldogs
Staff Writers-in-training

Centennial’s National Honor Society will be hosting Vitalant’s bloodmobile tomorrow, February 23, from 9 AM – 3 PM, on the south side of campus.

Interested students and faculty should be at least 17, between 110 and 165 pounds, and at least 5’4.” Additionally, donors should be COVID symptom-free for 2 weeks, and not have donated blood in the previous eight weeks.

Student donors need to have completed a consent form that can be found on the Vitalant website under “donor forms.” All donors need a photo ID.
NHS adviser Marnie Penkalski said, “Small acts of kindness add up to incredible results.” Each pint of blood can help up to three other people.

Senior Shawn Ellis said, “I’m definitely going to do it because it’s something that can save somebody’s life.”

Five million Americans require blood transfusions each year. Blood transfusions help patients with chemotherapy, traumatic injuries, and surgeries.

Students with questions can email NHS president Michael Mercer at [email protected]