Spring Blood Drive

Spring Blood Drive

Spring Blood Drive

AHA Blood Drives

Twice yearly, the AHA Student Government sponsors the Memorial Blood Center Blood Mobile. Students and staff signed up for a donation time and we end up donating around 35-45 pints of blood with each drive.

The Spring blood drive is Monday, 14 May.

Below are the guidelines for donating blood. These are taken from Memorial Blood Center website: http://www.mbc.org/Donate-Blood/Donate-Blood-Guidelines

Donating blood is safe and convenient when you are:

  • In good health
  • 17 years or older—16 with written Parental Consent (PDF)
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds* 
  • Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken for preventative reasons
  • Symptom-free for at least 72 hours following a cold or flu

* There are specific height and weight restrictions for 16-18 year-old
female donors. Call 1-888-GIVE-BLD for details

Infectious disease testing is performed for the safety of the blood supply. Please do not donate blood as a means of screening for any infection or condition.

Prepare for a great donor experience:

  • Wait approximately 3 months after making a whole blood donation before donating again.
  • Get a solid night’s sleep before donating. 
  • Eat a full meal within 6 hours prior to your appointment. 
  • Make iron-rich foods part of your daily diet. Consider taking an over-the-counter iron supplement if you donate two or more times per year. 
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting for 24 hours after donating. 
  • Make sure your system is fully hydrated. Drink 16 ounces or more just prior to donating and plenty of fluids for the remainder of the day.
  • After donating, please spend at least 15 minutes in the café area.

There are specific guidelines for those involved in athletics.
They can be found here: http://www.mbc.org/Donate-Blood/Donate-Blood-Guidelines/Athletes_Blood_Donation

Students and parents are encouraged to discuss the feasibility of blood donation prior to the student signing up for a donation time.

Thank you,
Gregg Sawyer/Advisor to the Student Goverment