Students participate in the annual blood drive


Marissa Almack

The annual BCHS blood drive is taking place Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. Anyone 16 years old or older has the opportunity to donate blood. The permission slip for any student donating is due by Feb. 2. Starting Monday, those who have filled out a permission slip will be able to sign up for a donation time in the cafeteria or sign-up online.

When donating, you must present a photo ID such as a driver’s license, school ID or passport. It is recommended to have a snack and water before donating. The process should take less than an hour.

The Indiana Blood Center needs around 550 people to donate blood every day in order to keep up with the demands at the hospitals they provide for.