• Blood Drive

    The voluntary act of blood donation serves an important need in the community. If your son or daughter is considering donating blood, please see the Student's Guide to Blood Donation

    Parental permission is required for all 16-year-olds to donate blood. When we are required to obtain parental consent, your son or daughter will need to turn in a signed consent form to the donation site each time he or she plans to donate. 
     
    Is it safe?
    Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded. Specially trained staff are available at each blood drive and details of each donor's health and activities are discussed in a confidential setting prior to blood donation to determine eligibility.
     
    How confidential is the process? 
    The Red Cross maintains the confidentiality of information we obtain about a donor and will release a donor’s confidential information to his or her parents only with the donor’s consent. 
     
     
    Male donors must weigh 110 pounds or more, depending on their height according to the following chart:
     If you are 4'10" 4'11" 5' or taller
     You must weigh at least 120 115 110
     
    Female donors must weigh 110 pounds or more, depending on their height according to the flowing chart: 
    If you are  4'10" 4'11" 5' 5'1"
    You must weigh at least 146 141 138 133
     5'2" 5'3" 5'4" 5'5" 5'6" or taller
     129 124 118 115 110