PCHS receives school equipment
As the need for blood continues to grow, the American Red Cross relies on a new generation of blood donors to meet the need. Over 14 percent of our blood collections come from young people, so high schools are very important to helping maintain an adequate blood supply.
On Aug. 18, the American Red Cross will award Pickett County High School with a laptop computer.
The equipment award is part of a new high school program that educates students about the need for blood and encourages high school administration to host several Red Cross blood drives throughout the school year. The awards grow with the number of blood drives sponsored in a single school year.
By hosting three blood drives with the Red Cross during the 2007-2008 school year, Pickett County High School earned the opportunity to win a laptop computer.
Pickett County High School is one of only 33 high schools across the Tennessee Valley Region that hosted three blood drives this school year with the Red Cross.
Your next opportunity to donate blood in Pickett County is Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Byrdstown Community Center located on South Main Street in Byrdstown.
If you are at least 17 years of age*, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. All donors need to present positive identification. For more information or to schedule your blood donation appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).
*Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee, you may give blood at 16 years of age with parental consent.