Fall Blood Drive 2014 approaches


East students help prepare for the upcoming Fall Blood Drive.

Brandon Weinberg, For Eastside

East and the American Red Cross will be holding its annual Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 11 and Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Library Annex. Any student or faculty member who is 16 years of age or older by Nov. 12 is eligible to donate blood.

The annual Fall and Spring Blood Drives are two very important events during every school year at East. Every pint of blood that is donated will make a huge difference, and it only takes a couple of minutes to complete the process of giving blood.

“Every time you donate a pint of blood, that actually saves 3 lives,” said Mr. Davis, East’s activities coordinator. That means that even the smallest amount of blood could go such a long way in saving someone’s life.

In the past, East has been the source of 15 percent of the blood supply in Camden County.

“We are known as the school that donates blood,” said Mr. Davis.

East students can continue to maintain their reputation as a leading source of blood donations in the area during the Fall Blood Drive. Thanks to the donations, countless amounts of lives can be saved.

For more information about this year’s Fall Blood Drive, pick up a permission form or contact the Overall Blood Drive Chairpersons, Rebecca Morgan (’15) and Dayna Wachman (’15).

And remember, if you don’t give, they won’t live!