Lake City Steps Up to Give Blood

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Photo from: Riley Adamson

Riley Adamson, Copy Editor

Lake City’s blood drive was successful this year! The first day to donate blood was Thursday, February 5th. Many Lake City High School students, staff, and teachers participated in the blood drive, and as of February 6th, we were at 65% of our goal of 240 pints of blood! This has been a great way for Lake City High School students and staff to show that we care!

All this blood goes to a great cause, and can even save lives. According to the American Red Cross,

  • “Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.”
Riley Severs (left) and Chrissy Oka (right) chat as they man the blood drive check-in station.
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Riley Severs (left) and Chrissy Oka (right) chat as they man the blood drive check-in station.

I feel like people should donate because other people need it; their lives depend on it,”

— Bailey Camp

Bailey Camp, a junior at Lake City High School and the Health Editor for Timberwolf Times, donated blood this year. According to Camp, the process was lengthy, but worth it. “I feel like people should donate because other people need it; their lives depend on it,” Camp said.
Many were intending to donate, but were ineligible due to not meeting the age or weight requirements. There were many who wanted to donate, but could not. Of those who didn’t or couldn’t donate, many said that they would donate next year.

The goal was 65% full on February 6th.
Photo from: Riley Adamson
The goal was 65% full on February 6th.

For those who did donate, there was food available to them after the donation, including pancakes and orange juice. Those who donated also received a complimentary water bottle. Overall, this was a great service that our school has done for the community.