Volume 53, Number 21

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pickett County High School holds blood drive for community

Pickett County High School holds blood drive for communityThe Student Council at Pickett County High School once again hosts a blood drive for students and for the community. The students will hold three blood drives this school year to be eligible for a $500 student scholarship sponsored by the American Red Cross.
"The students and community of Pickett County should be proud of their life saving abilities. They school and county participation averages higher than most communities compared to the population of eligible donors. With the blood drives for the year 2012, the students and community have produced 126 pints of blood, saving the lives of up to 378 hospital patients." says American Red Cross representative Jean Ann Mayberry.
The blood drive is being held in the Agriculture Learning Center at 141 Skyline Drive. The drive on Thursday January 10 is open to the public between 1:30 and 4:30 pm. Appointments can be made by calling Jean Ann Mayberry, 931-797-7674 or jeanann. mayberry@redcross.org. Walk-ins are welcomed as space allows.
Support the high school, donate blood, save lives.
Most healthy individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent) and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood. Individuals 18 years of age or younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.
The Tennessee Valley Blood Region serves about 60 hospitals and must have 600 people donate blood or platelets each weekday to meet the needs of hospital patients.

back row: Pickett County High School Student Council members Matthew Russell, Morgan Keith, Samantha Harden. Front row: Cassidy Pickens, Jenae Jones and Ethan Johnson.

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