High school blood drive nets 60 pints of blood
Sixty pints of blood were collected during Watervliet High School's annual fall blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Thanks to faculty, staff, students and community members for helping the school meets its goal.
The American Red Cross—Northeastern New York Region collects more than 76,000 units of blood each year. This blood is used by hospitals and medical facilities throughout the region to ensure that people have access to a safe and reliable blood supply.
The Red Cross says almost 20 percent of the millions of donations made each year come from high school and college blood drives. To be a blood donor, you must be healthy, and at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parent’s permission).