Blood drive ahead

On March 1, the MHS students of Cannon Falls High School will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross.


Claire Dicke

The American Red Cross works with students to host blood drives across the country.

Donating blood is something that can be done as early as 16 years old with parent permission or 17 and older without. It is an extraordinary way to give back to the community. Giving blood is a great habit to create, it’s not very risky, and only benefits can come from this event. This small time commitment could save up to three lives. 

The blood drive at Cannon Falls High School is happening March 1st from 9:30 to 3:30 in the IMC. It is being put on by the American Red Cross. Eating a good dinner the night before and a good breakfast the day of is advised. Drink lots of water and try to stay away from caffeine. Sign ups will be happening during each lunch hour the week leading up to it. A fear of needles can be paralyzing, but no one has to watch, and donors can feel free to look the other way. If a donor is 16 years old, they should be prepared with a waiver signed by their parents. It is strongly encouraged to give back to the community in one of the best ways possible.