Public Invited to Participate in High School Blood Drive

The LifeShare blood drive next Thursday at Red River High will be open for the public to donate.  It will be held in the school gym from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm on June 17th.

LifeShare’s Philip Maxfield told the Journal, “As of yesterday (June 9th) we have LESS THAN a ½ day supply of O type blood.”  All types are currently needed.  The blood supply for northwest Louisiana has been very low for the past few months.

Students who donate during their high school career may earn an honor cord to be worn at graduation.  Maxfield said, “Parents and friends can still donate on behalf of high school students who donate blood for honor cord credit.  Every unit of blood collected on campus will go toward the high school’s LifeShare Grant Fund.”

If you are able to donate during the high school blood drive June 11th, LifeShare asks that you make an appointment.  Maxfield said, “We need to know how many are planning to donate Here’s the link to sign-up:

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