Key Club gears up for Friday’s blood drive

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Gazebo Photo by Miller Cranford

Senior Carson Butcher, left, donates blood during Friday’s blood drive in the Science Center

Before summer and mosquitos come back in a few months, why don’t you go ahead and get rid of some of your blood now?

The Key Club has a Blood Drive planned for Friday, January 29. To volunteer to give blood a student must be at least 16 years old, weigh 50 kg, and have a parental consent form signed. 

If a student is 17 years old or older, all they need to do is sign up to donate blood, no parental consent needed.

For those who donate blood at the Blood Drive, water, apple juice, nutter butters, oreos, gummies, cheez its, and other snacks shall be provided.  

The blood drive will take place in the Science Building near the Dorogy. 

Normally Stratford only hosts one blood drive per school year, but with the current Covid-19 situation less people are donating blood.

Stratford is one of the few schools which has stayed open till now and can host a blood drive.

“This summer we had a record of 52 units of blood, which was a high score for the county,” said Sophomore and Vice President of the Blood Drive Anna Wangerin. “I would love to meet that or get more than that. But we probably should get around 30 units of blood.”