by Lillian Khemmanyvong
The blood drive, sponsored by JROTC, took place at Woodlawn High School Thursday, March 17, 2016. According to 12th grade student Ryan Williams, there were more students who volunteered to give blood than expected. For students who wanted to donate blood there are some requirements you must meet. Before you donate you must make sure you eat and drink something to keep your blood sugar level and so you will not get dehydrated. For safety reasons, you cannot donate any blood if you are sick, have HIV, high blood sugar, and your iron must be level.
In the blood drive they take one pint of blood. Due to the amount they take from your body, you have to be over 115 lbs. or else you will experience many side effects such as fatigue, nausea, and/or vomiting. It is very important that you make sure you are healthy in order to insure the patient who will be receiving you blood will be healthy too.