CFHS staff, students to take part in blood drive

Kaylee Micu/Staff Writer

On May 14, Cedar Falls High School will again be hosting something that can literally save a life.

In the band rooms, students can go during any school period to give blood starting at 8 a.m.

“I just like the feeling I get after donating. It makes me feel like I’ve helped saved someone’s life,” senior Carter Allen said.

To sign up, donors have to be at least 16, complete a parent consent form and weigh at least 120 pounds.

Forms can be found in any science classroom, the guidance office and the nurse’s office.

“It’s for a good cause. I feel very strongly about it, and it’s really important to target this age group because the earlier you start something, the better,” science teacher Marcy Hand said.

This year the turn out is expected to be anywhere from 80 to 100 students. Some will have to overcome personal reservations.

“Well, to have blood drawn for me is kinda scary because I really don’t like doctors needles, yet I can get pierced. It’s weird,” junior Kayla Andorf said.

Parents are also allowed to give blood without filling out a form ahead of time. They can just walk in if they wish.

“Giving blood is an invaluable gift because it’s so far beyond that (gift),” Hand said.

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