WRA hosts blood drive Saturday


Western Reserve Academy will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Murdough Athletic Center, with registration at the main entrance.

Seniors Molly Clark and Lindsey Wirtz have organized and will be volunteering at this drive, the first in this year’s series of three blood drives at WRA. All drives are not only schoolwide, but also open to the surrounding community.

While appointments are not required, they are recommended to reduce donors’ waiting time. Those with appointments will be given priority at their appointment time. Appointments may be scheduled here with the sponsor code: wra or by calling 330-650-4400 ext. 3408.

Hurricane Sandy has created an increased need for blood and caused many drives to be cancelled, so the American Red Cross is in an urgent need for blood, according to the organization.

The WRA community is encouraging all willing donors to participate. Eligible donors must be at least 16 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in generally good health and must not have given blood within the last 56 days. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed permission form from their parents to donate blood. Donors should plan to bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when they come to donate.

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