AKRON — The Tippecanoe Valley High School student council and the American Red Cross will host a community blood drive from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the high school gymnasium.
The blood drive is open to anyone who meets the donor requirements outlined by the American Red Cross. Anyone interested in donating blood can go online to www.redcrossblood.org and register using the zip code 46910. You can also register by emailing Crystal Heckaman, student council sponsor, at [email protected]
“There is a huge shortage right now with all the natural disasters that have hit and blood drives that were subsequently cancelled. We would love for the community to come donate and help save lives,” said Heckaman.
According to the American Red Cross, a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.