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CHS Hosting Blood Drive on April 12—Save Lives and Get a Free Sandwich!

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
—William James

Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives?

Colchester High School will host a blood drive on Thursday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. in the CHS gymnasium. All school and community members seventeen years of age and older are welcome to participate (click here for other eligibility requirements)! Please e-mail CSD Nursing Supervisor Deborah Deschamps R.N. to sign up. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free regular six-inch sub at any participating Subway in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Please bring your Red Cross donor card if you have one and/or a photo ID. The goal is to collect 50–60 units of blood for the Northern Vermont Chapter of the American Red Cross! Blood is used for patients undergoing many surgical procedures, organ transplants, trauma, and chemotherapy. For some patients, such as victims of automobile accidents, the need for blood is sudden. For others, ongoing transfusions are needed to sustain medical treatment.

The blood drive is sponsored by CHS Cares, a volunteer organization that works within the school and community to create a caring environment, making a difference in the community in which we live.

Click here to read “A Student’s Guide to Blood Donation,” which is provided by the Red Cross. The Red Cross also provides a great deal of information about blood donation on its website. First-time donors can click here to learn about the process, donation FAQs can be found here, and for still more information about the blood donation process, click here.

For questions or to sign up, please e-mail Deborah Deschamps at deschampsd@csdvt.org.

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