On Tuesday, April 29th Shawnee Heights High School will open its doors to the community by hosting their "FIRST" Community Blood Drive in the high school cafeteria, 4141 SE Shawnee Heights Road, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Last year, 28,000 individuals in our area needed a blood transfusion. This year, the local needs for blood are expected to rise. Community Blood Center, the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will be conducting the blood drive at Shawnee Heights, sponsored by the anatomy class.
"When individuals normally think of essential community services, they think about the fire and police departments," said Dr. Jay Menitove, Executive Director and Medical Director with Community Blood Center. "However, because Community Blood Center is here to meet the needs of local patients, we would hope that individuals in our community would consider us to be just as essential."
You can help meet the local needs by donating blood at the school Tuesday. Just one donation can help as many as two local hospital patients. Community Blood Center must collect at least 580 pints of blood everyday to meet the needs of our area.
T-shirts will be given to all donors. CiCi's Pizza will serve free slices starting at 4:00 p.m.