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HOSA to host annual blood drive Friday

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Bridgette Polcyn
Students who give blood at the school blood drive will receive a free t-shirt.

The annual blood drive, organized by Health Occupations Students of America, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.  

Students must be at least 16 years old with parental permission or 17  and older without parent permission. Additionally, students must take an iron test.

“There are many types of blood donations,” HOSA teacher Jennifer Carrillo said. “The one we’re doing focuses on red blood cells.” 

The blood donated will go to the San Antonio Blood and Tissue Center where it will be distributed to hospitals as needed for crucial procedures such as blood transfusions. 

There are QR Codes posted around the school for students to register, and they are open until the day of the blood drive. 

“We are in a major blood shortage at the moment,” Carrillo said. “Every donation saves around three lives.”

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